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Lepidoptera

A unique book in a pomander box.  

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(N.B. This piece contains real petals and butterfly wings from insects found dead on windowsills).

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One summer, as I was sitting in the garden, reading and enjoying the sunshine, I became aware that I was surrounded by butterflies!  There were several different kinds, attracted by the Buddleia bush I was sitting by.  It was a magical experience that I captured in a poem.

Some years later, turning out my studio, I found several dead butterflies who had hibernated on the windowsill.  

Too beautiful to throw away, I began to think about a butterfly book.

'Lepidoptera' combines a pomander box given me by my son, a monoprint from my box of 'discards', dried flower petals and butterfly remains.

 

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