Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Weathering butterfly

As you may be aware Fiona, Kim, Noela and I did some placemaking art at Mary Cairncross Park as part of the Festival of the Walks. The theme of the work was the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly.

One of the pieces was this large butterfly (about 1.4m X 1m) made by getting children to paste coloured 25mm square of colour onto a cloth frame with wheat starch glue. As the piece is now beyond its use by date I have decided to leave it out in the open to see what weathering process achieves - after all it is meant to be ephemeral art.

You can see already the glue is melting and the swatches of coloured paper are beginning to curl and fall off - interesting shapes appearing.


  1. ~nothing like the hands of young helping to create...a beautiful piece and will be intersting to see what the weather will do...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  2. F&V that reminds me I will photograph the b/fly again tomorrow - we had a biggish storm rain show today - wonder how the delamination went. B


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