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Death of a Butterfly

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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MCN: CBCLC-L5KDW-6JDP1

This is a conceptual work and I am not sure I can explain it adequately. Normally a butterfly is the symbol of renewal, re-incarnation however, in this the butterfly dies, so the renewal is cancelled. I’ve made a plain white paper origami butterfly for this to indicate the death of the magic and innocence. On a subconscious level this is deeply feminine and feminist to me, hence the blood on the butterfly and the wall. Once girls turn into women their deaths begin, the only renewal remains in reproduction, until then everything was possible.

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Part of my new series of images for licensing on Arcangel-Images – use this code: SYST-0076

Created with my own photographs in Photoshop, no stock used.

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