Jeweled Ceiling Made from Millions of Beetles

July 27, 2011

 It’s apparent at first glance that this is no ordinary ceiling; it’s vivid and iridescent in a way that suggests some kind of rare and special material. In fact, the ceiling – located in the Royal Palace in Brussels – is made up of an astonishing 1.6 million Thai jewel beetles. It took Flemish artist Jon Fabre and his team of 29 assistants four months to glue all the beetle shells in intricate patterns.


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