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This Artist Creates Fabric Moths Portraying Historical People And Botanical Forms On Their Wings (10 Pics)

Published 8 months ago

Larysa Bernhardt, an artist based in Missouri, creates brilliant colorful moths by using old tapestries. The moths often showcase beautiful images of historical people, birds, animals, and flowers on their wings.

In a recent interview with DeMilked, Larysa told us that she has been sewing all her life but started working on 3D textile sculptures about five years ago. When we asked her what inspired her to choose this art form, she replied, “I’ve been collecting textiles forever, it’s my passion. Some pieces had a lot of moth damage, but some parts were still too beautiful to just throw away. I don’t really know how my mind makes connections, I just started making giant moths out of usable bits.”

The artist also revealed why she loves moths so much – “The fact that they’re nocturnal. The mythology behind them. In some lore moths take our wishes to the moon. In some they symbolize light and illusion. To me, they are magic, until they get into my treasured tapestries. Then the white gloves are off.”

Talking about her creative process, Larysa said, “Well, it’s more like “if this didn’t work try that” kind of process. When the piece finally comes together it’s definitely a relief, sort of like “look, I’ve done it again”. And I make myself a drink.”

If you love her designs, you can also buy these fabric moth sculptures from her Etsy store. Meanwhile, check out some of her beautiful works in the gallery below.

More info: Instagram | Etsy

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya loves to explore beautiful, crazy, and wholesome stuff on the internet. She seeks to find something interesting in everything and strives to share her inspirations and explorations with people all over the world.

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