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I’ve Hand Cut Over 800 Paper Butterflies In Memory Of My Grandmother
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I’ve Hand Cut Over 800 Paper Butterflies In Memory Of My Grandmother

After the loss of my grandmother one month ago, for no reason at all, except the fact that I liked butterflies, I started hand cutting paper printed ones.

In a way, this was very therapeutic. During this process, I was free to cry, smile and remember every moment shared with her. I was then left with over 800 butterflies and had to share them with the world.

I have opened my studio last December here in my hometown Larnaka, Cyprus and had the idea to use them as part of my new Concept Window display in memory of her, my grandfather (2015) and my father (1994). In my way, this was made to preserve their legacy and if it wasn’t for them I could never be what I am today.

Each individual butterfly is scanned, printed on fine paper, hand cut, shaped and repainted before its placed. Following that, I continued experimenting with various compositions and placements such as Glass Domes, Wooden Boxes, and Frames. This is the result of one month’s work.

Thank you, dad, granddad, and yiayia for everything. This is for you.

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After the loss of my grandmother one month ago, for no reason at all, except the fact that I liked butterflies, I started hand cutting paper printed ones

In a way, this was very therapeutic. During this process, I was free to cry, smile and remember every moment shared with her

I was then left with over 800 butterflies and had to share them with the world

Last December I have opened my studio in my hometown Larnaka, Cyprus

I had the idea to use the butterflies as part of my new Concept Window display in memory of me grandmother, my grandfather and my father

This was a way to preserve their legacy

If it wasn’t for them I could never be what I am today

Each individual butterfly is scanned, printed on fine paper, hand cut, shaped and repainted before its placed

This article shows the result of one month’s work

Thank you, dad, granddad, and yiayia for everything. This is for you

And this is how the butterflies are made

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Bobby Beebe
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So sorry for your loss. Your art is beautiful thank you for sharing.

Carol Diaz-Sterling
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I also love Butterflies because of my grandmother. It was the first Thanksgiving with out her. I sat outside to eat my Thanksgiving dinner and a large yellow butterfly landed on my hand. My nephew, son and husband came to join me. They witness the butterfly on my hand. I tried to shake it off but, she would not let go. I know she sends them because this has happened several times. Thank you for all your beautiful butterflies.

Marijke Hulleman
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so beautiful, and I'm so sorry for you loss!

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Bobby Beebe
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So sorry for your loss. Your art is beautiful thank you for sharing.

Carol Diaz-Sterling
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I also love Butterflies because of my grandmother. It was the first Thanksgiving with out her. I sat outside to eat my Thanksgiving dinner and a large yellow butterfly landed on my hand. My nephew, son and husband came to join me. They witness the butterfly on my hand. I tried to shake it off but, she would not let go. I know she sends them because this has happened several times. Thank you for all your beautiful butterflies.

Marijke Hulleman
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so beautiful, and I'm so sorry for you loss!

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