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THE BUTLER'S COLLECTION
The Butler's Collection
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Mixed media, 2003, 30 x 30 x 40cm

The Butler’s Collection, Reconstructed, was a site-specific work at the John Innes Research Institute Gallery. The Butler’s Collection, Archived, was a site-specific work at Blickling Hall, Norfolk.

Reconstruction‘ and ‘Archived’ were inspired by M. S Merian ‘s The Wondrous Transformation of Caterpillars (1730), a copy of which is held in the archive at the John Innes Research Institute.  Merian was an intrepid female botanical illustrator whose work includes hybrid insects of her own invention.

 

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