As a conservation biologist, science educator and maker, Kevin Clarke’s mission is to protect, explain and flaunt aspects of the natural world. As sole designer and fabricator at Bug Under Glass, Kevin hopes to restore a sense of wonder about the natural world that is fleeting in an increasingly urban and technology driven world.
A lifelong love and concern for insects directed him to a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology, work in the Fisher Ant Lab, a scientific publication, and rich experiences working in the entomology departments of the California Academy of Science and IZIKO South African Museum.
Kevin’s insect art combines a passion for environmental conservation, science education and design. B.U.G. won a Best of Houzz award for 2014 & 2015 and also has been featured in Pottery Barn & West Elm catalogs, WIRED Magazine, AMC’s TV show “Immortalized”, Buzz Feed, Apartment Therapy and hangs on the walls of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum in Hollywood, CA. He has also created non-insect related pieces, designing and making pieces for the National Archives “Red Tape” project.
Kevin has a B.S. in Psychology from Boston College and a Master of Biology (Conservation Biology) from San Francisco State University/California Academy of Sciences. He lives in Sonoma County California with his wife, dog, and two young sons – one named after his favorite entomologist/scientist E.O. Wilson.
ABOUT BUG UNDER GLASS:
The mission of BUG UNDER GLASS is to create an environment for experiencing the natural world in a sustainable and design-centered way. Founded in 2002 while pursuing a Masters in Conservation Biology, Bug Under Glass is now a full-time job combining Kevin’s love of insects, design and conservation.
We use only museum grade materials, gallery quality shadowbox frames and Tru-Vue Ultra Violet (UV) blocking glass. Each piece is handmade by the artist who combines his knowledge of conservation, professional museum display and superior craftsmanship into every display.