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Spectacular Swarms of Cyanotype-Printed Butterflies Form Urban Guerrilla Art Installations

Posted By Helen Morgan On October 10, 2012 @ 5:14 pm In Animals,Art,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments


Butterfly Installations, Natasha Lewis, cyanotype, temporary art, sustainable art, green artwork, magnetic street art [5]

Lewis’s work takes care not to permanently affect the environment, and each of the blue cotton prints can be removed, to create a dazzling—yet temporary—intervention into the landscape [6]. According to the artist, the works are linked to the scientific use of cyanotype printing, which was a popular technique for image-making in the beginning of last century.

As a scientific method for documenting species, the cyanotype representation acts as as a stand in for the real thing, much as Lewis’s pieces bring vibrant scatterings of nature and its form into otherwise drab urban settings.

+ Tasha Lewis [3]

Images courtesy of Tasha Lewis


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[3] Tasha Lewis: http://www.tashalewis.info/

[4] cyanotype: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanotype

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[6] intervention into the landscape: http://inhabitat.com/tag/temporary-art/

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