Anemone Butterflies

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I’ve always found butterflies and moths both interesting and beautiful; tiny weightless intricate insects which can fly and have a very complex life cycle but which end so quickly. By contrast, sea anemones can live much longer, are denser and bulkier. When I found some vintage imagery of sea anemones I wanted to explore trying to make butterflies out of them. The result is as above. The images feel a bit comical-these hefty blobby masses swamping tiny delicate butterfly wings couldn’t possibly fly; the idea seems absurd. I think as a whole the images work quite well together, but separately they do not.

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