News: 2016 1. I am working on a miniature book about a bugs dream. this book will be part of a collection that will go on display. 2. A new video on Vimio ” The Bug Man” concerning my passion for my art.
He Lets Creepy-Crawlies Get Their Feet Wet as Painters By Nick Thomas
Special to The Washington Post
Sunday, August 19, 2007; Page N01
In the somewhat obscure world of animal art — where chimps, horses and elephants learn to grip paint-laden brushes and thrash randomly at a canvas to create abstract paintings — Steven Kutcher’s “bug art” stands out. Commanding a team of animal artists far too small to hold any paintbrush, Kutcher uses insects as living, moving paintbrushes to fashion his art.
“I’ll take a bug in my hand and, leg by leg, load the paint onto each leg,” says Kutcher, 63, from his Los Angeles home. The bugs — flies, cockroaches and beetles — are then let loose on a prepared canvas to scratch out their “masterpieces.”
A keen environmentalist, Kutcher ensures his paint-soaked insects are unharmed by the ordeal. “I use water-based, nontoxic paints that easily wash off,” he says. “I have to take good care of them. After all, they are artists!”