After posting on Gabor Fulop's Lady Bug sculpture, we knew we had to find out more. We contacted the Hungarian artist to ask him a few questions and were delighted to hear back from him. Fulop not only gave us insight into the creation and meaning of the sculpture, he also provided some more pictures of this mesmerizing piece.
How did you come up with the Lady Bug sculpture? What inspired you?
I realize my works through a particular re-interpretation of the traditional techniques of sculpture. The focus of my interest is on living organisms, their relationship with each other and their environment. The human body is a recurring theme in my works. Eastern philosophy and pantheism give the basis of my approach. Surface, as the border where the inner and the outer meets, plays an important role in my sculptures: it separates and connects at the same time. The work Ladybug resembles a goddess of nature, a fusion of both human and animal organisms, that is both a unique being and a mass of creatures that took a human form.
What materials did you use to create it, particularly, the ladybugs?
The main material of the sculpture is artificial resin.
What is she holding?
She is not holding anything in particular, it was meant to seem as if ladybugs were flowing through her hands.
Are those fake or real ladybugs?
They are fake. The sculpture's surface is made of 20,000 hand painted ladybugs.
What do you hope others get out of it?
I hope they find it interesting.