Paper artist Rebecca J. Coles sorts through stamps, hand-written and typed pages,
maps, and illustrations with her eye set on choosing particular colors and patterns.
Armed with scissors -very sharp ones, I'd imagine-
she transforms these bits of ephemera into beautiful butterflies.
Delicate butterflies, each with its own history, join together in a winged conglomeration!
The resulting piece of art is a bold, contemporary statement,
but as we look closer, we see each individual, fragile butterfly.
Rebecca delights in the process of reusing common paper
to draw, cut and shape lovely butterflies into a captivating 3D work of art!
Not entirely unlike the metamorphosis from their cocoons, I'd say.
Light and airy. So intricate! Just gorgeous.
Here's Rebecca's website.
All images used with direct permission from Rebecca J. Coles.