Cicadas don’t come around too often. But when they do they’re loud and swarmy and really mess things up. Artist Carrianne Bullard went and showed those annoying bugs who’s boss — creating a tea cup set using a few spare cicada body parts. We suggest steeping a bit longer than usual to cover up the taste of wing.
[link, via BoingBoing]
I hope these items were made using dead cicadas- creatures that are both beautiful and completely harmless to people. The droning of a cicada is one of my favourite summertime sounds. I object to the author’s commentary about these photos; prejudice against insects is bred out of fear and ignorance, and is perpetuated by such uninformed drivel.