Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Big Butterfly Flow

The fluttering of a butterfly’s wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet.
Paul Erlich

'Big Butterfly Flow' is a 100x100cm silk paper cut. Butterflies glide and flutter on breezes of air and cloud. Are they causing the breezes or are they simply taking advantage of them?



The Butterfly effect is the idea that a butterfly‘s wings create a small change in the air around them. This causes a chain of events to unfold that eventually leads to a large weather event such as a storm or a typhoon. Had the butterfly not flapped its wings, everything might have been vastly different. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

There are many times in our life when we may feel as small as a butterfly, and when we think that the things we do have as little effect as the fluttering of a butterfly’s wings.  We think that in our own little space alloted to us, in the small roles given us to play, we make almost no difference in the lives of those around us.

Little however do we know that what we do may truly result in a big difference later on, creating waves of change that would not have happened had we not taken the initiative to do our part. (Anon)

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