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Baby Flutter: Paradise Birdwing

Ornithoptera paradisea arfakensis

The unique green and golden areas on the wings make this a highly prized butterfly amongst collectors. The butterfly is predominantly found in Australasia.

Baby Flutter is a collection of artworks that explores Harris' fascination with butterflies and their exquisite forms. Within the interactively controlled pieces, each individual butterfly is brought to life through innovative technologies that facilitate unique viewer engagement.

Drawing on his travels and experiences, Harris has selected his favourite ten butterflies, one for each of the LCD screens. Some are native to specific regions he has visited, while others are commonly found across the globe. Each species has been reinterpreted as a 'living' portrait, exhibiting their particular attributes. As a viewer approaches the artwork, the butterflies change from resting pose to flight mode, tracking the viewer's movements in an effort to display their beautiful wings in slow-motion flight.

The Collection

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Edition of 8 + 2 Artist Proofs + 2 Museum Proofs


Code, electronics, display screen, aluminium


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Dimensions in MM:

275 (W) x 225 (H) x 62 (D) mm

Dimensions in INCHES:

10.8 (W) x 8.8 (H) x 2.4 (D) inches

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