Install in Switzerland – Part 1

I went on a an exciting trip to Switzerland last week to install a commission in a private house. It was an early start and a long day. But it was a lot of fun and it’s always an honour to be invited into someone’s home to install my work. This was no exception. The collector who bought the installation was really lovely and was so welcoming. She had a really beautiful home that was a joy to work in. I was commissioned to make two installations, one of birds and one of butterflies. I love to see how the interventions I make add poetry and beauty to their environment.

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There was snow when I arrived….

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a grumpy cat

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more snow

Here is the butterfly installation taking shape.

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my blank canvas

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the butterflies all laid out ready to be installed

 

 

 

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butterflies and pink toes

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The first few butterflies going up

 

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Ready to be pinned

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a butterfly installed

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in the process of pinning

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I think this is my favourite butterfly

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The installation complete

 

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Another view of the completed butterfly installation

See part 2 for the next installation.