Entanglement; swallowtail lifecycle collage


All items are handmade and are one of a kind from foraged wild and domesticated plants. I collect whatever is in season on my daily walks, usually in the Philadelphia area. The composition of my pieces range from traditional (using whole, pressed flowers and leaves) to more abstract.

Entanglement is an overview of the life and metamorphosis of the swallowtail butterfly. Erupted (successful) chrysalises are next to the (unsuccessful) parasited chrysalises, a full formed adult bursts triumphant into the above. Dried bronze fennel fronds are the creature's true host plant. Cyanotypes of fennel roots and fronds blend easily with cyanotypes of tree branches - their fractal symmetry are the same.

As a Buddhist, I know as well as anyone that the only constant in this universe is change, but we can honor everything along the way....

“Entanglement" made from bronze fennel, cyanotype, naturally deceased swallowtail, parasited and non-parasited chrysalis. 13x9x2. Too heavy to hang on the wall; perfect for floors or tabletops.

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