May 08, 2012

by English Muse

Moths and butterflies have always fascinated me. They make such an amazing transformation.

Rose Sanderson is an English artist, in her profile she talks about her inspirations.

She is interested in the natural world, especially that which is generally unnoticed or disregarded, the fragility of life, and freedom. Butterflies embody many of those ideas.

She works in acrylic on book covers. The books add another dimension to the paintings, they too have transformed from one form of art to another.

Her fascination with these animals shines through in the obvious care and detail that goes into creating these paintings. They are lovely.

Have a transformative day,

Sarah from Design Flourishes

Images from Rose Sanderson’s website


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8 Responses to “Butterflies on Books”

  1. Hannah says:

    gorgeous paintings! I know what you mean, they do have more dimension being on books!


  2. Dorothy says:

    Enjoyed this post. Beautiful photos.

  3. Estefania B says:

    So nice!!!!!!! @_@ I ♥ BUTTERFLIES

  4. Abigail says:

    What a lovely idea! This has given me the much needed inspiration for my friends upcoming anniversary present. I feel a project coming on!

  5. Naomi Bulger says:

    These are absolutely beautiful. I love the idea of metamorphosis – both the butterflies and the repurposed books. I could do with a couple in my home!

  6. Luli says:

    These are beautiful. I love them! I love butterflies.

  7. Katie says:

    These are incredible! Just–wow! I love butterfly motifs, and I love books, but together they’re like an instant high dose of inspiration and delight!

  8. Gretchen says:

    Oh, i also looove butterflies and i use them also in my work. If i only can. Just shoot one story to magazine which had a little bit surrealist feeling and of course there were big butterflies on the shoulder 🙂

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