Speaking of Ryuji Nakamura, his Hechima Chair (2008) and Insect Cage (2007) were featured in the eco & art 2009 exhibit jointly sponsored by Konica and PEN, and dubbed ideas that would save the planet.
The Insect Cage was made using a method know as rapid prototyping to create super thin grid lines (0.3mm to be exact). And as you can obviously see, this would not be a good home for your award-winning rare ant collection.
The structure plays tricks on ones distance perspective because the captured insect can disappear depending on one’s angle of view. But at the same time it creates a certain proximity that traditional glass of resin-based cages don’t afford.