Portrait of a Flea, not a Gentleman from Girona

Material used: Fine grained Spanish Sandstone

The title, A Portrait of a Gentleman, has often been used in art. Here is a fine Gentleman, in his finest armour, polished and looking magnificent, worthy of a place in the El Prado museum alongside the eponymous portrait by El Greco. This articulated armor outperforms the clunky mediaeval armor worn by mediaeval knights, grows as the little flea grows, and heals as it is damaged. Biomimicry has a long way to go to catch up with the ingenious devices of Nature.