Papillon


Lommel, BE,

2018

Papillon - The installation comissioned by the city of Lommel, is made up of four specific artworks depicting the lifecycle of the butterfly.


The artworks are integrated into the natural habitat of the forest in Lommel. Each work represents one stadium of the butterfly's lifecycle.


The eggs are to be found scattered on the forest floor and made of metal.


The catepillar is an large crawling element made of tree trunks and connected by brightly coloured metal antennae.


The chrysalis or cocoon is an enormous sculpture made of corten steel which embraces one of the trees in the forest. You can even look through special glasses in the cocoon, and see what looks like butterfly wings that are mysteriously developing and growing inside the cocoon.


The final stage in the series of  sculptures is the flying red butterfly which takes you with her on its flight. You can even take a rest under the wings of the butterfly on the specially custom made seat. A beautiful spot for a photo shoot.