Progress in academic maggot painting (part 1 of 3)

Alison Bockoven is currently a Ph.D. Student at the Entomology Department of Texas A&M University. When she’s not investigating the extent, mechanisms and consequences of genetic variation in foraging traits in the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), she finds time to create artworks using maggots covered in (non-toxic) paint. The video above shows how the technique works. Alison has also created a web-based resource explaining the process and outlining its raison d’être.

COMING SOON! Academic maggot art in the UK