This Of Insects & Men mural piece is a one-of-a-kind item made in 2017 from honeybee bio resin and discarded glass. The industrial look and feel of the honeybee bio resin raises the question of what is a natural material and what can be its relation to similar industrial waste materials. For Of Insects and Men, designer Marlene Huissoud has been collecting discarded glass pieces from different companies in London. The project is a celebration of those two discarded materials that have similarities but various properties. The honeybee bio resin is used to bind the glass pieces together in those sculptural alien look pieces. It is questioning and underlining the way of how materials are used nowadays and in the future. It is as well questioning how two waste materials, natural and industrial, can complement each other perfectly in an upcycling approach as it’s crucial to reconnect with the natural world and find new ways of generating cycles in the production processes. The honeybee bio resin and the glass pieces are very ambiguous, as they have a similar aesthetic but a different provenance. Of Insects & Men questions what is natural and what it is not, what is fake or real, testing knowledges of materiality, a visual perception of materials, and a textural vibrance. Of Insects & Men tells the greater discarded beauties that surround us and celebrate the cycles of material interactions, a rhythm in the process of making where industrial meets natural. Marlene Huissoud is interested in the viability of utilising insects and their waste streams to create future craft artefacts. Of Insects & Men is looking to challenge industrial waste materials like off cuts of glass and combine them with natural material that she has developed such as the honeybee bio resin, which has similar properties to glass. The honeybee bio resin is used to bind the glass pieces together in the sculptural pieces. The combination of distinct constituents intends to question the way materials are used today and propose a new way in which waste materials, natural and industrial, can complement each other, playing with the notion of what is fake and real.