British Butterflies : complete collection.
- [Great Britain], 2005.
- Physical Description:
- 62 cut-paper butterflies ; in glass-fronted box 50 x 61 x 6 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsFlat C 2019 4Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Driek and Michael Zirinsky in honor of Cameron Cartiere and Nick StraussView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- With a hand-written label on the reverse "'British Butterflies' Complete Collection. [artist's signature] 2005." Next to the label is a relief illustration of a pinned butterfly specimen, in brown ink.
Collection of 62 cut-paper butterflies, pinned out in a glass-top wooden entomological box.
"My entomological collections contain collections of butterflies and moths, hand-cut from paper ephemera and held together with bookbinder's pamphlet stitch. There is usually a quirky link between the paper material used for the butterfly and its common name. Hence the High Brown Fritillary is cut from the dun [grayish-brown] contours of a map of the Cheviot Hills [that straddle the border between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders]. The names are hand-written in brown ink on tiny scientific labels. Butterflies are amongst the first indicators of environmental change, [and] I want these collections to highlight their frailty and diversity, as an alternative to a collection of actual specimens."--Artist's statement.
- Subject Terms:
- Artists' books -- Great Britain.Butterflies in art.Maps in art.Paper work -- Great Britain -- Specimens.Women in natural history.
- Artists' books -- Great Britain.