05.05.11 by Jeff

Eiji Watanabe

“Butterfly’s Eye View”, images cut from field guides by Eiji Watanabe.

Butterfly’s Eye View by Eiji Watanabe installation cut paper

Butterfly’s Eye View by Eiji Watanabe installation cut paper

Butterfly’s Eye View by Eiji Watanabe installation cut paper

Butterfly’s Eye View by Eiji Watanabe installation cut paper

Butterfly’s Eye View by Eiji Watanabe installation cut paper

Butterfly’s Eye View by Eiji Watanabe installation cut paper

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • That is a really cool idea and the execution is similarly awesome.

  • no pun intended…

  • Matías

    Agreed with HEYITSALEXP, the idea is great, but those poor butterflies, kinda makes me sad 🙁

    • they are paper!

      • Matías

        i feel better now 😀

  • I was about to ask: are they for real, they look like Paper to me! Thanks for clarifying, Jeff. Nice work.

    http://davidikus.blogspot.com

    PS. In any case butterflies don’t live very long!

  • William

    me likey! reminds me of damien hirst. lulz.





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