• Giant Fabric Butterfly and Moth Sculptures Hand-Crafted by Yumi Okita

    3 years ago - By Colossal

    All images © Yumi Okita, shared with permission
    North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita layers hand-painted fabric, embroidery thread, feathers, and faux fur to create large sculptures of insects. Each handmade moth and butterfly is one-of-a-kind, with coloration and patterning often inspired by existing species.
    Okita's fiber sculptures are designed to be hung from wires or displayed as free-standing works. The fabric wings on the insects measure up to 9.5 inches wide, while the furry creatures stand an impressive 3.5 to 4.5 inches tall. From a distance, they could be mistaken for the real...
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