“We just put the maggots in non-toxic paint, and they did the rest, leaving wriggling trails behind that look like Jackson Pollock’s work.”
“The tiny artists were rinsed off and released unharmed into a compost heap after their moment of fame.“
More details here via BBC news.
The maggot painting project is still very much alive, with public demonstrations a couple of times a year. The next event will be at the university’s Faculty of Life Sciences Community Open Day, 6 July, 2013.
Many thanks to Professor Cobb for providing Improbable with the maggot art photo.
COMING SOON! Progress in Australian academic maggot painting.