When it comes to art, beauty can definitely be in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, the artist is a pure genius and makes everyone just marvel at the beauty. Other times, it is an acquired taste to appreciate the beauty and others just say whats the big deal. And other times, well other times, the artist is just a giant beetle and everyone loves it.
So feed yourself a little culture today and check out the work of this amazing new artist on the scene: Spike the Stag Beetle. BuzzFeed News reports that stag beetles are a popular pet in Japan, and Spike's owner fell in love with the idea of having one after seeing them being sold at a festival. She brought Spike home, and they've been co-habitating peacefully ever since. Then last week, Mandy was playing with Spike and decided to see if he could hold a marker. An artist was born!!
I'll be honest and say that I generally find most bugs creepy and weird, and I would probably scream my head off if I woke up and saw a stag beetle on my hand. But I respect Spike as an artist and was almost able to look at this video without shrieking:
After sharing Spike's doodles on her account, they really blew up. So she created his own account and has been posting some of Spike's work to it:
But don't worry, he has time for a social life, and even a girlfriend:
Plus some very shiny buds:
And his other hobbies include eating bananas:
He also sometimes holds a knife, which I find very alarming:
But my favorite thing about Spike is that he inspires other human people's creativity:
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