Yumi Okita Creates These Insect Wall Art Pieces from Thread

By: Misel Saban - Jul 18, 2014
References: etsy & thisiscolossal
Talented artist Yumi Okita turns various pieces of technicolor thread into lifelike embroidered insect wall art. Okita's recent series of chromatic insect is based off of the beautiful look of butterflies.

Okita is known for her ability to turn strings of colorful thread into realistic-looking animals. These breathtaking butterfly sculptures are so incredibly detailed its hard to believe they were constructed entirely by head. Each butterfly installation features a metallic wire frame covered in dozens of fine textile strings to replicate the intricate pattern look of a butterfly's wings. Each sculpture ranges in color, pattern and texture depending on which real butterfly Okita is copying. The butterfly body is usually made from fur or feathers. Each of these delicate butterflies would look beautiful hanging as works of art on a living room wall.