fragility in blue water

This 4k film piece is from the underwater butterfly series;
Transparency of a Dream dated 2013 to 2016.

The butterfly is widely significant in different cultures; symbolising love, regeneration, fortune, freedom, spirituality and death. The connection Greek Mythology draws between butterflies and the souls of those who have passed away is of particular interest to the artist.

"In 2010 I started to breed these remarkable creatures myself and a strong dialogue became apparent through this process. This delicate creature undergoes an epic transition - unquestioningly embracing both her body and changing environment - expending energy on a huge scale to make it happen. It is as if she thereby asks us to accept the changes in our lives as abidingly as she does. Imagining the whole of your life changing to such an extreme that you are unrecognizable at the end offers great hope to me. The original ’Swarm' series explored these themes through the introduction of water, believing that drawing on water's transient and destructive nature exposes the fragility of life and the temporary nature of our existence since it acts as both nurturer and destroyer; having the power to cleanse and reinvent or to drown and disappear."

Unique (one-off) darkroom prints from this series are available at here


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