Tiny Bug Memorials Pay Homage to Fallen Insects

© Carmichael Lynch

Most people probably wouldn't hesitate to squash an errant roach or swat at a pesky housefly. After all, like a gazillion insects are dying every day, and no one ever really seems to miss them. But as inconsequential as those countless bugs may seem as they creep quietly into that great beyond -- there's no denying that our shared mortality ultimately binds us all as earthlings, regardless of size or leg-count.

So, perhaps it's time we pay some respect to our fallen insect counterparts.

With that in mind, Minneapolis-based creative agency, Carmichael Collective, has begun an ongoing public art project called Bug Memorials which whimsically calls attention to the world's most unmourned little deaths.

Sure, dead insects are everywhere -- and chances are you've had a hand in a few of those casualties -- but even if we just pretend to care about their humble little lives a moment longer, in a way it becomes hard not to.

© Carmichael Lynch

© Carmichael Lynch

© Carmichael Lynch

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