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Anatomia Red – Hawk Moth

Sculpture by Samuel Dejong




Anatomia Red


  • 24 kt Gold Leaf
  • Belgian Portrait Linen on wood panel
  • Red pigment and special binding medium

“Insects embody pure aesthetics, with their utmost detailed perfection…”

In his art, Samuel strives for the same level of perfection. Using technical precision he developed as a surgeon, he replicates the insects’ anatomy, producing copies virtually indistinguishable from the original. One might say they even surpass the original’s beauty because Samuel places the insects in an entirely new context.

Samuel Dejong

With his sculptures, Samuel Dejong (1971) – our resident artist – stretches the limits of technical as well as aesthetic potential. For only with an open mind, free of preconceptions, can one accomplish what initially seemed impossible, and thereby elevate something relatively inconspicuous – or disconcerting even – to the level of art.