Beetleskins

During the Design Academy LAB assignment I got to experiment with a

long-lasting fascination. As a kid I used to collect beetles instead of the more common stamps or “poëzie-plaatjes”. 

 

What I found most enticing as a kid, were the iridescent, rainbow colors of a beetle. The way it would shift in color, when you would move the insect carefully.

This resulted in a material study into the colors and textures of beetles. The science behind the beauty of their carapaces.

Through this method of working through exploring, a 3D surface application was created to mimic the fascinating colors of these little creatures I so adored when I was a kid.