Ant hill art created with molten aluminum

Thursday, December 12, 2013



Anthill Art pours molten aluminum down fire ant colony and creates art.
I make casts of ant colonies using molten aluminum to fill the tunnels and chambers of the nest. The result is an amazing sculpture showing the intricate detail of the nest architecture. The cast is then mounted for display on a wood base. Each display has a stainless steel plaque mounted on it with information on the cast and a unique cast number. These make perfect displays for a home or as an educational piece for teachers and professors to display in a science classroom or laboratory.

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4 comentarii:

Broncos said...

Am I the only one thinking it is kind of wrong killing all these ants with liquid metal?

Anonymous said...

so pretty much, fuck you ants here comes molten hell

ElvisShotJFK said...

I just took a look at the Facebook page where there's a brief conversation about it; he pours the metal into fire ant colonies with property owners' permission, but with other ants, he tries to find abandoned colonies to do this with. IIRC, there's another person who does the same, but checks to make sure every colony he fills has been vacated.

Anonymous said...

Ya. I'm an exterminator, and I can say that if those fire ants were in your yard, you wouldn't care for them. Promise it. Guarantee it. You wouldn't care how they died, just as long as they were gone. This was an ant hill that had invaded human space, it's an important nuisance, a licensed pest, and dangerous. So yes, you are te only one

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