After the loss of my grandmother one month ago, for no reason at all, except the fact that I liked butterflies, I started hand cutting paper printed ones.
In a way, this was very therapeutic. During this process, I was free to cry, smile and remember every moment shared with her. I was then left with over 800 butterflies and had to share them with the world.
I have opened my studio last December here in my hometown Larnaka, Cyprus and had the idea to use them as part of my new Concept Window display in memory of her, my grandfather (2015) and my father (1994). In my way, this was made to preserve their legacy and if it wasn’t for them I could never be what I am today.
Each individual butterfly is scanned, printed on fine paper, hand cut, shaped and repainted before its placed. Following that, I continued experimenting with various compositions and placements such as Glass Domes, Wooden Boxes, and Frames. This is the result of one month’s work.
Thank you, dad, granddad, and yiayia for everything. This is for you.