Artist Completes Wildlife Portraits Using Live Ants

Artist Iantha Naiker has taken the very unique step of incorporating live ants into her skillfully drawn wildlife portraits.

Leaving tiny amounts of sugar on a piece of paper to lure them into my drawings. It gets tricky because they move around quickly and I have to record as fast as I can.

Nacker also draws ants that form into beautifully detailed pieces.

Lori Dorn
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