The entire art project is an abstract representation of disintegrating butterfly wings with iconic monsters faces from popular culture and psyche. The idea being that the butterflies are trying to scare humans away by mimicking monsters faces in order to survive and be left alone.
Description : Punch needle embroidery on linen fabric, mounted on acid free whitecore mountboard, with same backboard.
Embroidery Dimensions :
25.4cm x 25.4cm x 0.28cm /
10in x 10in x 0.11in
Frame Dimensions : 40.6cm x 40.4cm x 3cm / 16in x 16in x 1.2in
Linen base cloth, DMC embrodiery threads, Merino wool yarn blend with Silk and Cashmere wool.
Butterflies are known for their beautiful patterns, which have evolved over time for better survival of the species. Some butterflies have "eyes spot" patterns, to mimic eyes of predators in nature, like owls and snakes to discourage birds and other predators from feeding on them. For example the image to the right shows how different butterflies mimic attributes of predators. As the world population of butterflies decline drastically because of human intervention and agricultural intensification, at present rate they can be extinct soon.
As the humans have replaced all natural predators, and have become the soul reason behind their decline, the artist attempts to imagine new patterns for butterflies to discourage and scare this new predator ; Humans. The artist studies butterflies and transforms their wing patterns into monsters faces, in her embroideries.