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Nabokov’s Legacy: Bequeathing Butterfly Theory

Nabokovs system developed to map patterns on butterfly wings

From Chaos to Order (Ursus Wehrli) The stuff of dreams when the mind reads chaos and renders through manipulation pure and perfect order only to be destroyed and then the ordering process begins again, etc., etc., etc. k.W.

Broken Butterflies by Anne Ten Donkelaar who was inspired by the book 'The Butterfly Workshop' by Giocondo Belli to restore her own collection of damaged butterflies, each one differently according to their needs. This Atlas moth from Asia was repaired using maps of Asia and renamed 'Landkaart" (Map Butterfly). #Butterflies

Daniel Firman   :: Paris-based artist, Daniel Firman is known for his realistic and bold sculptures that quite frequently challenge his audience's interpretive skills. Over the past ten years, Firman's work has been shown all over the world and is a household name for those who frequent the Galerie Perrotins in Paris.

Like butterflies, different species of fruit flies decorate their wings with a great diversity of spots and patterns. Digging deep into a single gene that produce pigmentation in the flies, a group led by UW-Madison biologist Sean Carroll has found the molecular switches that control where the pigmentation is deployed. The finding explains how common genes can be controlled to produce the seemingly endless array of patterns, decoration and body architecture found in animals.

Susan Hannon’s lyrical, ten-foot wide sculptures of “wings” are crafted out of abandoned Bibles, giving new life to books invested with emotion and courting more than a bit of controversy for the artist:

Conceptual artist Katie Lewis devises elaborate methods of recording data about herself, be it sensations felt by various body parts or other other aspects of life’s minutiae plotted over time using little more than pins, thread and pencil marked dates.

This is a good explaination of the correct anatomy of wings on people. Technically, winged people shouldn't have arms, but it would be pretty hard how to do something.

Saatchi Online Artist Lily Greenwood; Mixed Media, "Butterflies on Black" #art