This makes me kind of want to visit Zurich before the end of the month.
A year ago I hung this little wool and wire sculpture in a lilac bush in my front yard:
I said I would photograph it monthly for a year, and I have, and now I can stop.
Here’s what it looks like today:
It’s the next-to-last monthly picture of this thing! Today was windy again, and I had to grab it and hold it still so I could photograph it. I ended up with this close-up shot:
I saw two moths in the studio a couple of weeks ago. Neither of them ended up in the trap. I’m not sure what to make of that. I hope they’re not a sign of an impending moth population explosion.
I’ve been working on this for the better part of a year, and I think I’m finally finished. It took me more than a week just to get her hung properly. She insisted that she wanted to be in the corner of the studio. It wasn’t until I photographed her that I understood why. I think it’s fitting that something called “butterfly soup” should have ghostly wings:
Here she is with the light turned off:
Someone asked how much she weighs. The answer is: not very much, she’s mostly air. She may, in fact, weigh less than the chain she’s hanging from. I’d be surprised if the chain and the sculpture together added up to even 10 pounds.
You can see her in person next Friday, August 1st, at my next open studio.