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Metamorphosis: Precious Metals


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In this work, the butterflies appear to be made entirely of the precious metals gold and silver, giving them a luxurious and opulent appearance. The use of these materials not only adds a visual element of beauty and desirability, but also serves as a commentary on the value we place on things that are seemingly insignificant, such as a simple butterfly.

The juxtaposition of something as delicate and naturally beautiful as a butterfly, with the weight and refinement of such prized metals brings a playfulness to the composition. The use of precious metals not only adds to the visual appeal of the piece, but also serves as a metaphor for the value and fragility of life.

The digital butterflies, while beautiful and delicate, are also fleeting and ephemeral, reminding us to cherish each moment. In his digital depictions, Harris invites the viewer to imagine the weight and texture of the metal in their hands. By depicting these metals in a digital format, he also challenges traditional notions of value and materiality, exploring the potential for digital art to convey value and worth in a contemporary context.

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Edition of 8 + 2 Artist Proofs + 2 Museum Proofs


Code, electronics, touch display, sensors, aluminium.


25 individual butterflies, each in gold and silver finishes

Dimensions in MM:

757 (W) x 757 (H) x 104 (D) mm, framed

Dimensions in INCHES:

29.8 (W) x 29.8 (H) x 4.1 (D) inches, framed


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