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How to make stunning insect sculptures by foraging in your own yard

Raku Inoue has gotten famous on Instagram by making these fantastical insectile creatures, all formed from petals, leaves and twigs.

Raku Inoue has gotten famous on Instagram by making these fantastical insectile creatures

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Recently we introduced you to Montreal-based artist Raku Inoue, the Instagram sensation who meditates by turning flowers into the insect sculptures that has earned him over 14,000 followers.

Now, Inoue is taking you through the steps you need to know to try to create your own fantastical insect sculptures, from foraging in your hard to choosing an insect to getting into your own creative headspace.

Watch the video:

Raku Inoue has gotten famous on Instagram by making these fantastical insectile creatures, all formed from petals, leaves and twigs. 3:28

Inoue's making one of his Instagrammable sculptures: a rhinoceros beetle formed from winter greens. He's already made a spring, summer and fall instalment of his "natura insects" series, and hopefully with this winter beetle, he's ushering in some warmer weather.

Raku Inoue at work. (CBC Arts)
Another one of Raku Inoue's finished creations. (CBC Arts)

Follow Raku Inoue here.

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About the Author

Ashley Duong

Ashley Duong is a Montreal-based filmmaker and multimedia storyteller. Her most recent projects include Land and Legends, an interactive journey into a legendary river valley in Borneo, and A Time To Swim, a feature documentary.

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