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02-02-09 - Butterfly Blue Brush Strokes

02-02-09 - Butterfly Blue "Brush" Strokes

This is an antique piece of Vietnamese artwork I obtained years ago at an auction. The "brush" strokes are moth and butterfly wings. This just a small portion of it. I have never seen anything like this before or since aquiring it, and the sentimentalist in me hopes (probably unreasonably) that the butterflies and moths were already expired and their wings were "recycled."

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Kerry Tingley12-Feb-2009 22:24
Really interesting! The blue looks like our Morphos in Costa Rica. I wonder if they have them in Vietnam too? I'll have to look it up.
Jola Dziubinska05-Feb-2009 23:37
Excellent, very pretty painting.
Cindi Smith04-Feb-2009 23:18
What a cool work of art! Love the capture!
Linda Willets04-Feb-2009 18:24
So interesting.. somehow I missed this the other day.
Yvonne04-Feb-2009 11:16
No wonder the blue is so pretty & silky - so unusual! Hope they were recycled though...
rfu04-Feb-2009 01:37
I like it! rfu
Sheila04-Feb-2009 00:35
The iridescence is beautiful.
Richard Chapman03-Feb-2009 21:13
Very eyecatching blue.
Phillip Normanton03-Feb-2009 21:08
That's amazing!
Kevin Chester03-Feb-2009 20:51
Great Art, do insects fall uder animal welfare??LOL Nice blues
J. Scott Coile03-Feb-2009 19:57
Frequently they are. As beautiful as they are, they live a very short adult cycle of life. We have a collection in Lexan sealed boxes that were collected at the end of their life from the sanctuary in Key West. A local artist collects them at the end of their life and creatively arranges them in these boxes.

This is a beautiful work of art.
Laryl03-Feb-2009 19:22
butterflies only live a couple weeks.. not to worry. really nice piece of art there!
jlm03-Feb-2009 18:44
Nice painting
Russ Rose03-Feb-2009 17:51
super image. thank you for sharing your comments as they add to the image.
Maaike Huizer03-Feb-2009 15:07
What a lovely piece of art.
BleuEvanescence03-Feb-2009 02:35
Incredible....i am sad a little bit to see wings that no longer can fly and the Mariposa Azul wings are the ones of my favourite butterfly... Superb and unique creation though. Fantastic capture (photo).
A precious tableau...
Dawn B03-Feb-2009 02:00
The blue really stands out... I've never seen art like this before!
Inga Morozoff03-Feb-2009 01:42
Poor babies.
Barbara Heide03-Feb-2009 01:09
a beautiful dash of blue...
carol j. phipps03-Feb-2009 00:51
Wow! what a great painting! The blue is a highlight!
pr_rajan03-Feb-2009 00:15 it!~V~
Flo Hendry03-Feb-2009 00:05
Cool piece of art! (with the exception that butterflies were sacrificed) Very delicate and nice brilliant touch of blue. Be nice to see the full picture. Really unusual. Nice entry.
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