Goliath beetle

Goliath is a sustainable sculpture inspired by the African species of the male beetle Goliathus regius.

Goliathus regius, or the Royal Goliath Beetle, is one of the largest beetles on Earth. It belongs to the Scarabaeidae family and is present in western equatorial Africa.

The length of a male beetle is about 50–110 millimetres (2.0–4.3 in). They have a black Y-shaped horn that they use to fight against other males.

Despite of its large body, the beetles fly well. They have a large and membranous secondary pair of wings. The beetles feed primarily on tree sap and fruits.

Goliath intends to invite the viewer to a new relationship with nature, a relationship of admiration and respect, as no insect should have to live in captivity or have to be killed in order for humans to appreciate its beauty and shapes.

Data:
Davit Nava, Goliath, 2014, painted iron stand, post-use plastic bags, used clothing with white glue, acrylic on clay, 7.8 x 7.8 x 19.2 in / 20 x 20 x 49 cm

Goliath beetle, back view.
Photo by: Pamela Daryl Hernández Magaña.
Goliath beetle, side view.
Photo by: Pamela Daryl Hernández Magaña.
Goliath beetle
Photo by: Pamela Daryl Hernández Magaña.

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