Science has taught us that mosquitoes have been around for 100 million years. In that time they have diversified into 3,500 species that are very different from one another. Instincts pre-program their life's behavior, and these programs are constantly refined by evolution. The mosquito is extremely adaptive as they have been able to maintain existence from the arctic to the equator.
Artist: Joseph Thomas, painted by Yeukai Tanyara
Made In: Zimbabwe
About the artist:
The Improved Arts Metal Sculpture Project was started in 1986 by five brothers. Having discovered their artistic talents, they founded the group to depict African natural history through metalwork and to make a better living. Old tin cans and other scraps of metal from businesses in the industrial area of Harare are turned into these delightful sculptures by these artists using snips, pliers, and hammers.
Item #: PTI-M