Little black dress by Joe Silcott

Little Black Dress by Joe Silcott

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39cm x 75cm Approximate framed size

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Little Black Dress by Joe Silcott is a piece of  original art, hand cut butterflies in a selection of papers in a dress formation set in a white box frame.

His butterflies are created from various paper and each butterfly is individually hand cut. He says “I really enjoy the process of collage, layering and texturing various elements from disparate sources and combining these to create a cohesive whole. I use and recycle imagery taken from advertising as well as the rhythm and patterns of found imagery and wrapping papers which I then cut up to create a newly ordered image. As well as their obvious natural beauty, I agree with the Eastern belief of butterflies as bringers of joy and being the essence of happiness.”

The exquisite hand cut butterflies arranged in the dress formation by Joe Silcott is made of paper.  Joe’s inspiration for his recent work comes primarily from nature and in particular butterflies, moths and the folklore and mythology surrounding these specific insects, to produce work with a narrative quality. He says “I like the school of thought that butterflies represent the soul, and also the parallels drawn between their life cycle and that of the life, death and resurrection of Christ. I tend to work in series and as well as interpreting butterfly myth and folklore”


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