Oh the darling butterflies, the beauty queens of the insect world, watch them flutterdelicately around this ornate vase, without a care in the world. But oh-ho! This was not always the case; these butterflies came from humble beginnings. Abandoned by their mother before birth, they soon revealed themselves to be pseudo-warriors of the undergrowth. Violently marked and unforgiving to the eye, they kept a low profile, for this was not their true calling. They were positively gentle in nature… it was all a facade. It hurt to see how their unsightly spines repelled even the burliest of men! Oh how cruel, how unjust! To be born in the wrong body is the ultimate travesty.

MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame


DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013

SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 49(W)×49(H)×2(D) inches

CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Anto Lau (video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

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