( broken butterflies )

January 16, 2012

rather in awe of this delicate and intricate work

broken butterflies
repaired with embroidery thread, 
golden root, even gold leaf and paper.

i can't even begin to imagine working with something so fragile.
the results are mesmerizing.

xo. r

6 notes:

  1. edited: ""Landkaart". The wings are partly made from maps where the butterfly originated" WHAT?????

  2. oh! I especially am drawn to the first one with the veins made of wire. As an avid painter of butterflies, I am captivated by these shadow boxes! I am headed to the broken butterflies website now...thanks for sharing!

  3. I just realized that the second butterfly is a tree nymph- I just painted it!


    1. ghost butterfly! your work is lovely, i can't even begin to wrap my head around the idea of painting. xo.