I am drawn visually and intellectually to animal specimens, but as an ethical vegan, that affection is wavering. This ambivalence, combined with my interest in depicting animals, lead me to create these butterfly (and dragonfly) boxes. It seemed particularly appropriate given how nearly two-dimensional these specimens often are in reality.
Watercolor cut-out butterflies. Handmade boxes made of davey board, frames purchased pre-built.
Spring 2010, revisited Fall 2015.