Russian artist makes face masks for insects

Russian artist makes masks for insects, photo: Still from video Reuters
Russian artist makes masks for insects, photo: Still from video Reuters

Anatoly Konenko, a Russian artist famous for his miniature artworks, created tiny masks for insects to symbolically protect them from coronavirus disease.

“Now, in this difficult time, we must understand that it is necessary to save not only people but also animals and insects,” Konenko said.

The artist created masks for a grasshopper, a wasp, a dragonfly and a crab. He said that in the near future, he will create masks for even smaller insects such as mosquitoes.

The artist used insects he and others found dead in the streets of the Russian city of Omsk as models for his new masks collection. “This is a very comfortable mask,” Konenko said, holding a tiny mask made of medical fabric.

Source: Reuters

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