Handle with Care

Handle with Care

Much of the reason I came to work with the specimens that I do is because of the journey of transformation they go on in their lives, their fragility and beauty and the resonance this has with us and our lives. Now, what I do on a daily basis, acts as a constant reminder of this for me, the delicacy needed to prepare, repair and display them I think is similar to the delicacy we should have with ourselves and each other. May be if we handle each other with care our natural beauty can flourish, then who knows what we may achieve!

Framed piece comprising of a preserved blue Morpho Menelaus Zischkai with the words Fragile Handle with Care cut from the wings and mounted below

Morpho Menelaus Zischkai found from Central America, one of most stunning large blue morpho species.

Many of my specimens come from historical collections, others through from breeding and conservation projects (read more here).

Limited edition piece available for exhibition and commission, email me on hello@fionaparkinson.com for more details