“How does one become a butterfly?” ~ Pooh asked pensively. / “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar,” ~ Piglet replied. / “You mean to die?” asked Pooh. / “Yes and no” he answered. “What looks like you will die, but what’s REALLY you will live on.” ~~~ A.A. Milne
Artist Anne ten Donkelaar heals damaged butterflies by giving them new wings made of a variety of materials including gold, old maps, roots, threads and embroidery. Although the butterflies are no longer alive, they are given a new lease on life with their interesting new wings which are both beautiful and intricately designed. Donkelaar, who is inspired by nature and found objects, has created a stunning series by creatively reviving these delicate insects.