Butterfly Prototype #5 (2016)
Circus is 21
An exhibition of 21 artist’s works, Circus Gallery, Marylebone High Street, London.
16 January - 11 April 2019
This piece is a study of the form and movement of the flight of the butterfly, the culmination of two years study and observation.
It marks a significant point within the three year long creative process culminating in Puppet Flutter/Flight is a Waltz (2017) and leading onto the development of Dragonfly Imago which will be the focal point of a solo show at Circus Gallery in May 2019.
It is a significant part of a metamorphosis in my creative practice which was put into full swing in 2014 on meeting Dominic Harris and initiating our collaborative butterfly project.
Previous to 2014 my puppet design and making was mainly centred on the creation of puppets in direct response to a theatrical production requirement.
I had a tremendous desire to be free to immerse myself within a specific movement and form study for a period of time sufficient to uncover intricacies and detail not possible within the short to medium timeframe common in theatre production.
As with any fundamental alteration in direction it carried a huge degree of risk and was in many ways a leap into the unknown.
The beautiful, marvellous, wonderful unknown!
I want to thank those who have been such a support to me through this often-times tempestuous process;
Rahel for continuously being there
Dominic, a creative visionary
Mark, such a friend
Tim and Lee, my closest creative shoulders to lean on
My amazing family who are geographically far but so close
Slavka, a kindred creative spirit
Lynda, incredible introductions and connections
Alex, capturing on camera
Pete for simply being!
and plenty more of you
A big thanks to Dilys, Eloise and Bonnie at Circus for including Butterfly Prototype #5 in the Circus is 21 exhibition and collaborating with me on the future presentation of the Dragonfly Imago piece at Circus Gallery in May 2019.