The Blue Butterfly is a whimsical art piece created using a book. Part of a larger butterfly series by Cara Barer, a photographer and artist based in Houston, Texas, the Blue Butterfly is a stunning creation that can also be likened to a Rorschach inkblot.
Crumbled, folded, dyed and more, the Blue Butterfly has an organic aesthetic that almost makes it look like the real thing. Barer reveals in her artist statement, "I have changed a common object into sculpture in a state of flux." Thus, the transformation is genuine, which captures the metamorphosis these creatures go through as they transition from one form to another. She goes on to say, "I hope to raise questions about these changes, the ephemeral and fragile nature in which we now obtain knowledge, and the future of books."
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