Medium: Mobile AR   Software: Spark AR, Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator  Role: Solo end to end creation

An Elytron is one of the two wing cases of a beetle. This is the first piece in a series of AR artworks I’m making to explore veils and headdresses in tandem with organic matter. I used Spark AR studio to create this work.

The model I constructed takes inspiration from the structure of the Macedonian Igla - which is a piece of jewelry thats worn on your head. It features six different types of beetles that I modeled and textured based off of photo references. This effect specifically plays on the protective nature of veils both socially and practically, and draws that parallel with a beetles hardened exterior - also beetles are super cool.