The sad reality is that we cannot eliminate computer bugs using a slipper. But, a diverse outlook is used by Julie Alice Chappell when she creates Computer Component Bugs. This refers to a sequence of sculptures formed from reused components from computer and electronics.
Julie claimed to compare their minute components, complicated circuitry and vivid metallic hues to comprehensive patterns we notice when we study nature carefully. Circuit boards are split and the wire fashioned. The outcome is a bug; this bug is recycled, therefore, the art is friendly to the environment.
In her works, Julie gives priority to the environmental message. ‘My compilation emphasizes the hazards of pre-meditated obsolescence and consistent rise of quantities of e-waste in the surroundings. This is triggered by technological enhancements and our increasing reliance on contemporary tools.’
This fact is portrayed by the methods Julie uses to obtain materials for the carvings.