Weathervein

Weathervein

A image of Weathervein, a piece made of a white and blue morpho with raindrops and clouds cut from the wings.

Since dialogue began the weather has invaded our emotions, directly affecting them and flooding the language we use for them. Whether it is cloudy, rainy, stormy or sunny we could be looking upwards or inwards. Even through a year spent mostly in lock down I’ve been unable to escape my dependence on the state of the sky. I thanked it as time flew through bright and sunny days in the first few months and have cursed it through slower, darker, wetter days more recently! Undoubtedly our thousands of years on this planet have intrinsically bound us emotionally to its varied species and weather.

Framed piece comprising of two preserved Morpho butterflies one white and one blue. Raindrops are cut from the blue specimen and clouds from the white, they are then mounted as rain cascading down the frame.

Weathervein features the blue Morpho Menelaus and the white Morpho Polyphemus butterflies. The Menelaus is found spread through Central to Southern America and the Polyphemus in Mexico and Central America.

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