Aimée Kuester 03

Artist: Aimée Kuester  |  May 2, 2010  | 

A sublime combination, Aimée Kuester in her third sketch video installment accompanied with Mayfly by Rasputina!



  1. NeoN

    I loved the concept of this and that red set the whole thing off like a bomb. Totally to die for.

  2. Aimee Kuester

    thank you so much.. yes, I felt the red power for sure!

  3. KjellO

    Love it, even though it’s quite disturbing… now is it crawling in or coming out?

  4. Liga

    Just loved the concept!
    Agree that the red added some needed drama. But also love the use of white that made the depth so real.
    Loved it!

  5. Aimee Kuester

    Here’s a little behind the scenes:
    Both the concept and the song lyrics are a reflection of a strange piece of my childhood. Dead center, warm desert night.. dry and harsh, New Mexico would have yearly plagues of june bugs dropping from the sky. If you looked up you may likely have one land on your face.
    My dog quite enjoyed them for dinner, after he played with his food first.
    We made him a bib, and instead of a lobster I drew a beetle with cutlery.
    I recently researched and found the real name ..”ten-lined June beetle,” Polyphylla decimlineata.
    They made an unnerving hissing sound if you touched them.. very mysterious insects.
    All the way down to the strange sounds of the track chosen, I tried to imply a place and time.
    Intense, I know.. but hey, a lot of artists have some insane internal dialogue about their ideas 🙂 Thank you for watching!

  6. KjellO

    Thanks for the background info Aimée 🙂

  7. KrippleCo

    I’m absolutely digging this! Nicely done! I dunno what I love more; the sketch or the background story.

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  9. Alma

    i love it 😀
    its awesome
    pictures are made better when they have a story behind them
    well mostly all of them are

  10. Tara

    i love this sketch are u usin just charcoal pencils in the middle of it?

  11. Aimee Kuester

    @tara yes, the orange looking pencil is General’s brand charcoal in 4B soft 🙂

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