Monthly Archives: November 2010

Ignaz Matausch

  I have already referred to Matausch in a previous blog, but I got to see his work at the American Museum last Friday (unfortunately, these models are no longer on display).  Lou Sorkin, after providing the engorged bedbugs, took … Continue reading

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American Museum Visit

I took the train to New York on Friday to visit Louis Sorkin in the entomology department.  Lou has been at the AMNH since 1978 and is PASSIONATE about his bedbug colony.  I asked him if he might be able … Continue reading

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Engorged

I’m trying to  understand the form of the engorged bedbug.  Here are several of the questions I have for Ray, our ever-patient entomologist! Ray, I have a lot of questions… I am sculpting a feeding bedbug. It looks like there … Continue reading

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Specimens

Ray Pupedis dropped off a small vial of bedbugs in alcohol today.  So much for the live specimens!  This is very exciting because I can now start to work on the details of the model.  I can look at two … Continue reading

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Bigger Bedbug II

I am sculpting another “gestural” model of the bedbug at 125% of what my last one was.  This size is big enough that I decided to add foam to the plywood armature so as not to use so much clay. … Continue reading

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Bigger Bedbug

Leonard Munstermann, Peabody Museum’s entomologist, dropped by my shop on Friday.  I get a kick out of seeing Leonard because he is so passionate about insects and has a dry, but somewhat twisted sense of humor I relate to!  For the … Continue reading

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