Dedi Shofianto's works are made from locally-sourced teak and wood.

Nur Romdlon   12 August 2016 15:31 - Yogyakarta is one of Indonesia's greatest cultural centers and home to academics and the arts. No surprise then that this city has produced Dedy Shofianto.

The 25-year-old is a graduate of the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta. He works mainly in wood and is getting a reputation for his intricate mechanical insect sculptures. Dedi crafts them from locally-sourced tropical hardwoods like teak and pine and includes an electric motor that powers gears for moving mandibles, wings and antennae! 

Here are seven of his featured works via redbaseart and a video showing their intricate movements: 

1. "Bergerak Menembus Era Globalisasi"

2. "Evolution"

3. "Mechanical Horn Sentaur Beetle"

4. "The Power Of Kumbang Tanduk"

5. "Nyanyian Kumbang Tanduk"

6. "Seeking Identity"

7. "Mekanik Kepala Kumbang Tanduk"

8. BONUS How the beetles move!




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