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Creator:
Bush, Tracey, artist.
Title(s):

British Butterflies : complete collection.

Published/Created:
[Great Britain], 2005.
Physical Description:
62 cut-paper butterflies ; in glass-fronted box 50 x 61 x 6 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Flat C 2019 4
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Driek and Michael Zirinsky in honor of Cameron Cartiere and Nick Strauss
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
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.
Form/Genre:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Cut-paper works.
Maps.
Contributors:
Watkins & Doncaster (Hawkhurst, England)
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