As part of the Open Houses in May during the Brighton Festival, I have a shed installation...this May the theme is 'Nesting'. I have collaborated with @westelm to form part of the piece which reflects on creating a cozy, safe space from found things, collections and colour... and there are a few nests and butterflies involved too... Partly because of this theme, I invited guest artist Shyama Ruffell to exhibit her beautiful hand painted butterflies, beetles and moths, framed in vintage boxes inside the house...
Hand painted paper butterflies, beetles and moths by artist Shyama Ruffell
For my own project I colour copied vintage cigarette cards and also used an old 'local butterflies' poster and cut the butterflies and moths out...
I then spiked them with some wire...
...and attached them to a growing ceiling of twigs!
...after I'd played about a bit first!
More about the open house at: facebook.com/64sandgate www.instagram.com/64sandgate and on my blog: www.5ftinf.com You can find Shyama Ruffell's work at: www.shyamaruffell.co.uk www.instagram.com/shyamaruffell