‘Computer Component Bugs’, Graceful Insect Sculptures Constructed From Recycled Computer Circuit Boards

Golden Tipped Circuit Board Bug

Artist Julie Alice Chappell has created Computer Component Bugs, a gorgeous line of delicately graceful insect sculptures crafted from recycled computer circuit boards and other “printed ephemera.”

The recycled bits of cultural refuse that are woven throughout my work represent a direct encounter with the excesses of modern living highlighting the dangers of planned obsolescence and e-waste in the environment. I use found and manufactured materials because they can comment upon the accumulation of cultural debris and become their own subjective universes as they build form into patterns of the communicative behaviour of life processes.

Chappell has a number of her creations currently up for sale both through her Etsy Shop and through her Facebook page, where she asks interested parties to message her for more details.

Gemini Bugs


Mixed Bug Collection

Two Bug Assemblage

Yellow Wings

images by Julie Alice Chappell

via My Modern Met

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.