For this sculpture the artist used one solid piece of olive wood and used the natural flow of the wood to guide him. The sculpture has references to Hellenistic sculpture, The Winged Victory of Samothrace and the female forms of the works of Yves Klein.
Anatomia Heritage Print Series
Chromalux HD on aluminium with a frame
Anatomia Blue Heritage “With the Anatomia Blue Heritage series Samuel Dejong transforms the conditioned, human aversion to insects into a fascination. In this series he made sculptures of beetles in the most characteristic design from his own soil: Delft Blue. The artist applied original 17th-century Delft Blue patterns designed by Daniël Marot to various insects. The patterns are first enlarged and painted by hand, after which they are digitally reduced so that they fit perfectly on the bodies of the mini sculptures.
These three-dimensional sculptures are subsequently photographed in great detail part by part, after which high-resolution prints can also be made on aluminum. The final result makes the smallest details of the original sculpture visible.