Magnetic Cyanotype Butterflies by Tasha Lewis

Ever wanted to know what it's like to see beautiful butterflies in their multitude? With these 'movable' masterpieces, Tasha Lewis can make whimsical installations that will delight every nature and butterfly lover. Read on and take a peek!

It’s amazing what Indianapolis-based artist Tasha Lewis has been doing with her recent works of art. She has created 400 cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric, each equipped with powerful magnets. As the name suggests, the butterflies are made using a printing process—cyanotype—that produces blue images, very much like blueprints.

Tasha then “flies” around various spots in her city to make beautifully whimsical installations with her butterflies, attaching them on various metallic surfaces. The concept is so simple, but so fantastic, don’t you think?

Take a look at some of the “movable” masterpieces she and her cyanotype butterflies have made so far:

Photos via This is Colossal

On this butterfly swarm project, Tasha says she intends to “transform and revive art in an urban public space.” It’s easy to see how her canvasses—telephone poles, electric boxes, and fences, to name a few—are instantly transformed by such a simple and ingenious idea.

Check out Tasha’s Tumblr to see more photos of her cyanotype butterfly installations so far!

All information for this article were sourced from This is Colossal and Tasha Lewis' Tumblr.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-10-10 in #lifestyle #cyanotype #installation-art #art #analogue-art #analogue-lifestyle #tasha-lewis #butterflies

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