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Zammara Cicada

Molly Burgess's avatar Molly Burgess

My piece is a soft sculpture of a male zammara cicada (an insect from the neotropics). His body is made from blue polyester and black chenille fabrics. I used blue, green, yellow, black and orange thread to hand embroider the designs on his body. His wings are a creamy, white sheer fabric sewn around a wire frame. I used both machine and hand embroidery to create the black and orange designs on the wings. His legs are wire, covered in a blue nylon coating covered in black and green embroidery.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4 1/2"
  • Medium: Fiber
  • Width: 27 1/5"
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 12"