Anne Ten Donkelaar Transfomors Butterflies into Artistic Masterpieces

 - Jan 17, 2012
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The series entitled 'Broken Butterflies' by Netherlands-based artist Anne ten Donkelaar consists of a collection of insects whose body parts have been replaced with artist elements. Although butterflies are by themselves beautiful insects, Donkelaar gives them a new life after these creatures die.

The artist replaced their broken wings with materials like roots, gold, old maps and threads. All these artificial elements bestow butterflies an artistic dimension that, when combined with their natural patterns and shapes, creates intriguing and interesting new creatures. It's amazing how Donkelaar, for instance, flawlessly incorporates an old map with the innate wing pattern of the creature.

These lifeless invertebrates by Anne ten Donkelaar cease to be a nature ornament and transform into an amazing museum-worthy piece. Elegantly framed, these art pieces show how there's life after death.