Emergence (2019)
Silver, marble, acrylic coated brass 17x7x7cm

The trade in butterflies not causes the extinction of some rare or endangered species. The butterflies increase in value as numbers drop and will become more valuable for collectors to achieve.

Emergence (2019)
Pencil on paper, varying sizes

These drawing depict the fleeting moment between the “birth” of a Morpho butterfly and it’s immediate death. Bred in large numbers, moments after emerging from their pupae, will be killed for commercial practices. The paradox of it’s living beauty uncaptureable in death but still, in glass frames, admired by many as the perfect adornment.