SOUL SKULL BUTTERFLY
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SOUL SKULL BUTTERFLY

Mexican artist made highly collectible earthenware butterfly skull especially commissioned by Holy Kitsch! School of Arts Multi-layered with a high degree and exceptional level of detail requiring a great deal of skill, imagination and rigour. Handmade by a master artist in Mexico. Each skull varies in pattern and colour. All are beautifully detailed with different coloured caterpillars and butterflies using hand prepared natural pigments and dyes e.g. indigo and cochineal. Highly collectible in Mexico, USA and Europe. These skulls reflect on a rich cultural history and on contemporary culture and events.

Butterflies represent the souls of the Dead in Mexico as they do so in many ancient cultures world wide including Ancient Greece. 

Monarch butterflies make a spectacular 4000 km Day of the Dead migration from the USA and southern Canada to Mexico where there is a World Heritage site. The butterflies live for about 9 months. The monarchs protect themselves from predators by eating milkweed when they are caterpillars which is toxic to most predators. Milkweed is being depleted by pesticides in the USA and Canada which in turn is impacting adversely on Monarch numbers. Some Monarchs have migrated as far as Australia and occasionally are even found in Great Britain.

A group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope.

 

At the Castles here painting skulls this requires a very deft hand akin to Chinese calligraphy and brush works can also be compared to Biblical medieval illuminated manuscripts created with a brush with care and imagination highly sought after.



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