Flutter Wall | 50 Butterflies

Butterflies are known for their beauty and wide variety but also their fragility. To touch them can be a destructive act, a person’s fingertips breaking apart the layers of their wings.

 

In Flutter Wall the viewer is presented with a lepidopterist’s cabinet of colourful butterfly specimens. Through touch the butterflies can be brought back to life, in stark comparison to the damage that the human touch would normally bring to a real butterfly. The work can quickly transform into a swarming kaleidoscope of butterflies, their frenzied flight dominating the screen before once again they choose to settle in a beautiful array of colour.