I have a lovely new follower bluesky butterfly studio she has a wonderful blog and Ive just been having a look around , go a check it out, her work is fab!!! here's just a little bit of her lovelyness
|Apollo Butterflies. |
By Kate Kelleher.
Gold leaf, metal particles and oil paint on board.
123 x 94cm.
© Kate Kelleher 2010
One of her posts in particular drew me in, briefly the story is that in 2008 a fire tore through Deyrolle an entomology and taxidermy shop in Paris. Since 1831 Deyrolle had been collecting specimens worldwide. Thousands of butterflies, minerals, rare insects and stuffed animals were all destroyed. The owner commissioned artists and photographers to document the still remains.Here are a few images do follow the links as some of the images are amazing, tragically beautiful.
Thanks so much to Kate at bluesky butterfly studio for sharing!
more of Martin D'orgeval's Touche par le feu here.