Nature serves as a canvas to Japanese artist Akihiro Higuchi (b. 1969). He beautifies moths with the stroke of his fine brush, turning otherwise unremarkable insects into exotic looking butterflies. He paints the shells of stag beetles with coats of arms and emblems with Japanese lacquer, gold, and silver dust to resemble the armor of old Samurai clans. Higuchi skillfully transforms these tiny delicate creatures into mini-masterpieces.
Published by Crescent Books (1988)