Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Framed piece featuring real Deaths Head Hawkmoth and Papilio Dardanus specimens. Skeletons are cut from the wings of the white Dardanus specimen and presented with coffin lids cut from the wings of the moth.

Acherontia atropos or the Death’s-head hawkmoth found throughout Europe and Africa, made famous in the film Silence of the Lambs. Papilio Dardanus or the Flying Handkerchiefhas been described as the most interesting butterfly in the world due to its ability to mimic the appearance of other species.  

All specimen are sourced directly, or through traders, from breeding and conservation projects.

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