Wednesday 4 April 2012

D is for Dead Fly Art and Diptera

Flies belong to the order Diptera which simply means: two wings.

Magnus Muhr, a Swedish photographer is well known for his dead fly art. With humor and creativity he put fly carcasses to paper and drew new life into them. A simple google search will show you some of his art works.

I spent quite a bit of time looking at his dead fly art and I love the humor the photographer put into his work. So of course, I just had to try. I grabbed my camera, scooped up a nice looking dead fly off my window sill (no comment (= )  and this is what I came up with:



Could it be, picture 1 leads to picture 2? 

I admit, this was fun but not as easy as it looks. The hardest part for me (other than drawing a proper stick figure) was getting the proper lighting for the pictures.
Ok, flying off to visit your blogs now! (:


  1. This made me laugh, thank you, Elise.

  2. You are QUITE the artist, m' dear... in more ways than one!

  3. This is really rather funny. Kind of sick... but funny. Thanks for the laugh. :)

  4. I'm speechless. Amused. Scared. And speechless.

    Nice to meet you on this a-z blog challenge, though. Have a great week. :)

  5. Michelle: LoL, you are quite the comedian! :)

    Jessica: It is kinda sick if you think too hard about it... but I still laugh. :D

    MTeacress: Oh no, don't be scared! (: I totally understand the speechless and amused part though. Nice to meet you as well and have a great A-Z Challenge!

  6. You have a career in fly art books! Forget the blues and write the books! Jokes aside, I think you have an amazing sense of humour. Go for it. And as far as the doubts go, maybe you should Google some famous writers who broke out of their 'mould' and went onto write best-selling books. There are tons of them.

    1. LOL! I've been worried how my quirkiness comes across sometimes, but I've also been told to quit worrying about it. Breaking the mould can be terrifying especially for insecure writers. But I believe it is absolutely necessary to break out like you say, in order to grow as a writer. Thanks Gwynneth. (:

  7. Oh my ... I'd like you to know that I'm not a friend of all things crawly ... that is anything with more than 4 legs - or no legs at all, for that matter.
    But I find your posts on these creepy beings (dead or alive) strangely fascinating, which is why I will stay with you till the end ;)


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