Insects -- if you can't kill them, make them into art and celebrate their presence in this world. That's the angle Tom Huck
takes for his new exhibition, Bugs
. Huck is renowned for his large-scale woodcuts of comically grotesque subjects, but Bugs is a specially commissioned series intended for very young audiences. Huck first created a series of woodcuts of insects commonly found at Laumeier Sculpture Park (12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills; 314-615-5278 or www.laumeier.org
). Those woodcuts were then transformed into three-dimensional bugs mounted on springs that are large enough for a child to climb on and installed in Laumeier's Children's Sculpture Garden. Bugs
will be on display through Sunday, February 1, 2015. Laumeier is open daily, and admission is free.
Oct. 4-Feb. 1, 8 a.m., 2014