Beautiful Broken Butterflies
In 2011, Artist Anne Ten Donkelaar created the truly stunning and intimate collection,
Upon finding these undeniably striking insects, Anne would set to work to repair their bodies.
As each butterfly is different, so would be her methods to work on them.
Depending on what they needed, Anne would see to the restoration of their wings and bodies with materials such as thread, gold leaf, paper and even twigs and branches.
The butterfly below has been painstakingly and intricately repaired
with a map from the area where the species originates.
This one is my favourite!