Butterflies! So many and all so different! 118 hand-cut from what most of us toss into our recycle bin: magazine pages, annual reports, brown paper magazine wrappers, envelopes . . .
Butterflies—all inspired by the memories of swarms of monarch butterflies resting in the Eames House meadow during their migration path.
Butterflies—all cut free-hand—each side closely matching the other—placement (image or address window) all carefully considered.
All cut within a year’s time.
Butterflies star in other Lucia Eames’s work as well: a few photographs and Steno Book drawings, although in a much smaller number than that of her cutouts.