Marching Leafcutter Ants


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Pewter, Coloured Cast Concrete  

On a trip volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, I came across a line of leaf cutter ants marching back to their nest. Each carrying a piece of leaf or pink petal  creating a dancing line of colour.

I wanted to make the piece part of the environment where it is placed,  whether it is a shelf or mantelpiece. When placed against the wall it appears that the ants are entering their nest within the wall. There are also 6 individual ants that can be positioned anywhere, again interacting with their surroundings

w 17.5cm x D 13cm x H 17.6cm. Individual ants W 6cm x L 8cm x H 2.5 cm.