Artist creating 100 ceramic beetles to highlight insects as objects of beauty
Harrogate artist Anna Whitehouse has engaged with more than 2,000 people worldwide, and closer to home, to help her sculpt a beetle a day for 100 days. The creative challenge has seen her followers from Australia, Canada, USA, Singapore, Spain and the Netherlands, as well as more locally, from Studley Royal and Malham, take part. Textures and patterns from their local surroundings have been sent to Anna to inspire her creation of one ceramic beetle sculpture per day for 100 days. Anna names each beetle after the location that inspired the sculpture. Her aim is to highlight insects as objects of beauty, vital to the health of ecosystems globally.