Hand Shaped Brass
Insect Body Length
2 3/4 In
The inspiration for "Reaching Mantid" came from observing live mantises in captivity. Keeping various breeds of mantids as pets is popular among exotic pet owners. These beautiful creatures have a very real intelligence to them and unlike other insects they seem to study you as much as you study them.
In an attempt to dramatize this personality trait by posing this glass figure in such a way that suggests an inquisitive gesture towards the viewer.
In Private Collection