Sternocera laevigata

Jan Fabre (Angelos)
for Catholic
Leuven, België
the beetle is 270 cm large
and placed at a
27 meter high needle.
± 9 months
The special effectpaint....
...makes the beetle glow a nighttime..
still without legs...
..but they are made as well

this detailed model is made out off polyester resin, armoured with carbon/Kevlar fibres. The paint is an effectpaint that shifts colour when viewed from a different angle. This model is build with the help of the following people and companies; Tony Skelton, Jan Fabre, Poly products, Andre Visser en de firma Schreder

I used some real beetles to look at while shaping the clay model.