People have been asking about the butterfly project, so here’s how it came to be…
I've had this mirror frame for several years now. I usually displayed it like this with a painting or collage of postcards in the center...
While working on my dining room, I was layering pieces and thinking about creating something 3-dimensional... I wanted to use color and images or words, I pictured some sort of collage... I kept my mind open as I worked on other projects
Then my friend, Krista, showed me an installation like this one by Cara Enteles
That’s it! I needed butterflies cut from my favorite design magazines, and I wanted to incorporate the mirror into the scheme. I had bought fence wire for the frames in the office and suddenly it made sense for this frame too. The plan came together quickly.
My friends came over to cut out butterflies and visit for the evening. Turns out my piano is great for projects too! I know some will be shocked by how casually I treat my piano. Never fear, I do always cover my piano around liquids and say, glue. We protected the top with cardboard and placed our scissors and knives carefully between cutouts. I wouldn't do this with everyone, but my artist friends certainly know how to contain their work and treat my things with care. We had a great night!
I spent the entire next day figuring out how to attach and arrange them
The butterflies were attached with wire or sewing pins. Some were pinned directly to the wall or frame, others with a twisted length of wire so the butterfly would stand away from the wall as if it was flying
I focused on using lots of color variety with specially place pink and orange butterflies to connect with the orange bombay chests. Thank you, Lilias Pettit-Scott for these beautiful photos.