Monday, 6 September 2010

Butterfly Flow Opening

Thanks to all who came to the opening party for my show, ‘Butterfly Flow’. I think everyone had fun! I know I did. It was nice to catch up with friends from all aspects of my life and to meet new admirers of my work.

It’s always difficult keeping up the momentum once a show is up as it’s such an exhausting process getting everything ready. Luckily I’ve got a few commissions to keep me busy, but more of that later.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Butterfly Blast!

This 100cmx100cm silk paper cut is the biggest and most detailed thing I’ve ever cut. Entitled ‘Butterfly Blast!' here is the piece at my current show. The daybed is where the owner treats customers to tea. Cut into a 230 x 100cm silk paper scroll the piece can be used as a wall hanging or a screen.

Butterfly Blast! shows many butterflies in a woodland setting. The Butterflies are arguing, bickering, fighting, pestering, pushing and pulling. What is it that they’re fighting about? The answer is simple - they’ve forgotten! Now it’s become a habit that they’ve got used to. In fact it’s become a ritual dance!

Gently moving shadows make it seem the butterflies are flitting.

The chaotic energy of the whole piece

A detail.