Why didn’t I think of that?

Do you ever see something that is so unique or so inspiring that you think, “darn, why didn’t I think of that”?  Well that is exactly what happened while touring Scott Sander’s  show house in the Printing House in Soho.

Let me give you a bit of a back story first. For about ten years I have been holding onto a huge wasp nest that was pulled from the eves of our house. Now don’t get me wrong, I do not like wasps. In fact, I was once stung so badly while on vacation in Panama that I thought I might die…very scary. There is just something about the visual appeal of the nest that has possessed me to hold onto it despite my husband’s frequent inquiries of “now why are we holding on to this?” I have had it on the table under a glass cloche, I have had it sitting on a book shelf, but for the past 6-7 years it has been in the garage relegated to a dusty shelf with gardening tools.

So imagine my delight and awe when I spotted this gold dipped wasp nest way up in the corner of the ceiling in Sander’s model home. How utterly brilliant! Art and nature comes together in golden wasp architecture.

Wasp Nest

Gold wasp nest on ceiling

Now my only question is “how much will it cost to dip a 12″ x 9” wasp nest in gold?

Linda Holt Photo

My wasp nest

So what do you think? Am I crazy to hold onto this? Does it creep you out? I would try and spray it gold but I did a little research and paint won’t work. It will only dissolve the the nest.

I would love to hear your thoughts!

11 Responses to Why didn’t I think of that?
  1. Barbara Pirie Reply

    I actually like it, but in it’s natural nature color way. I am not a fan of gold right now, prefer silver.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      yes, silver would be beautiful too Barb…and probably much more affordable!

  2. Lori Sawaya Reply

    Try asking Great Lakes Metal Coatings. http://greatlakesmetalcoating.com/

    Check out this duck. I’m kinda obsessed with it. http://youtu.be/oWk1dJzPDoQ

    • Linda Holt Reply

      That’s awesome! Thanks for the tip Lori.

  3. Kristie Barnett, TheDecorologist Reply

    This is really weird, and I love it!!! I’d totally do that.

  4. Deborah Main Reply

    I think it’s brilliant!! We hold onto wasp nests and other bee hives because they are architectural wonders!!

  5. Connie Reply

    I’d use it “as is” because there’s so much beauty in Nature as it was created with all its variances in color tones and textures. Besides, after it’s coated in anything (gold or silver) people will say “Is that real?” Left in its natural state people will say “Wow cool!” or “Oooh that’s icky!” 😉

  6. wyatt Reply

    Funny thing, I am the guy who made that wasp nest 🙂

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Oh wow…Wyatt, can you send me your info? I would love to learn more about you and your art!

  7. wyatt Reply

    Sure, you can check out my website wyattlittle.com. Im really glad to have seen your post about the wasp nest. I sold the piece in 2012 through the Heller Gallery and always wondered where the piece ended up 🙂

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Already checked it out Wyatt. Love your work. I have book marked your site. So happy you reached out.

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