Artist Louise Richardson often covers her fibre and sculptural art with moths and butterflies.
Key of E flat by Louise Richardson
Spell bound by Louise Richardson
Nettle by Louise Richardson
Similarly, swarms of butterflies show up in the work of sculptor, painter, and animator, David Kracov.
Indianapolis-based artist Tasha Lewis has made magnetized cyanotype butterflies - a brilliant solution for non-destructive, grafitti-like installations. She writes,
Each installation was spontaneously arranged on iron and steel structures in urban spaces. I find it important to insist that this project does not promote tampering with public sculpture. My butterflies are attached with very very small magnets and thus do not harm the metal of the found art. My goal is to create a very ephemeral public spectacle that toeing the line between subversive and lyrical.
There is much more art to be found in her portfolio.
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