Friend or Foe? There are 10 quintillion insects on Earth (more than 1 billion for every human), and they represent 80% of all species. This many creatures means intense competition for the two most important resources defining evolutionary and ecological success: mates and food (both eating and avoiding being eaten!). Insects exhibit phenomenal variation in their anatomy reminiscent of a living Swiss Army knife with millions of blades serving the purposes of reproduction, feeding and defense. Such diversity inspired an entomologist and sculptor to bring these sensuous and menacing body parts to the viewer through magnification and imagination. What is presented are anatomical structures - all derived from insects found on the Ucross Ranch. Each part was crafted using materials allowing us to capture the forms and textures that evoke what it might be like if a quarter-inch insect grew to the size of a family dog. There are five body parts of insects magnified to 100-times their actual size. The viewer is asked to match each anatomical structure to a biological function (either sex or violence)—and to decide which structure belongs to: bee, horse fly, katydid, mosquito, or damselfly. Fuzzy Ashley Hope Carlisle & Michael E. Dillon Michael Dillon and Ashley Hope Carlisle secured a $436,238 National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant in 2015 that is being used to study how alpine bumblebees exist over large geographic regions. The two are making the science more accessible for a general audience with the creation of an interactive bumblebee sculpture exhibit set to travel in 2017. Ashley Hope Carlisle & Jeffrey Lockwood Make Love and War Ashley Hope Carlisle & Jeffrey A. Lockwood Mixed Media 2016 Image of Setae "Hairs" on the leg of a bumblebee Magnified 250X 2015