Ligth as butterfly

cocoon silk

800*550*550 mm

This work is inspired by the process of metamorphosis. Silkworms are born without wings yet they take flight after sleeping in months of darkness, that is the inspiration for my abstract work as I transform silk and metal into a unique lamp.

Just like how a silkworm will make itself a cocoon where it prepares itself to wash off the memory it had on the ground and turn into a butterfly, my collection plays heavily into the idea of transformation through simple means of processing silk from a cocoon and combing it with metal frames.


Making process

 Ligth as butterfly

XU Kaifeng