Monday, April 11, 2011

The Butterfly Effect - Update #20

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My apologies for the delay in posting Update #20 of The Butterfly Effect.  I have been delighted to receive the latest 23 butterflies over the past 2-3 weeks.   Each one, like the Holocaust children, unique and special in each and every way. 

Please accept my sincere appreciation on behalf of the Holocaust Museum Houston project!   We are now closing in on 200 butterflies! To be exact - 183 - more than I ever dreamed possible and with almost  9 months still left,  we are just at the half way mark!   But, even more time exists if you opt to mail your butterfly direction to the Holocaust Museum Houston where the deadline is June 30th, 2012.

Sherry Harmes
Eagle River, Arkansas, USA

- inspiration was a poem by Pavel Friedman. Though this is a yellow butterfly, it is not free as it is literally tied down to the background by its buttons.  The body is meant to look as if it were wrapped in funery rags.  Too many of the children of the Holocaust did not even have that.

Sherry Harmes
Eagle River, Arkansas, USA

- inspired by the death's head moth.  Background paper for this butterfly  is from the Wikipedia definition of Holocaust as well as words about crematoria and Joseph Mengele experiments and changed the font to Vivaldi and decreased it to 8 pts.  The butterfly is struggling to leave the page as it is too painful for even death to contemplate.  The body of this one too is wrapped in funery rags.  The red's are for all of the blood shed.

Sherry Harmes
Eagle River, Arkansas, USA

made with 2nd page of the above described "Holocaust" paper.

Amber and Brock  Wolsfeld
Winfield, Illinois, USA

Starting with Sharmon Davidson's butterfly, and followed by 15 others, Sharmon inspired the Art Club at Camp Ernst Middle School in Burlington, Kentucky!   Thanks to everyone there!

Sharmon Davidson & Students
Camp Ernst Middle School Art Club
Burlington, Kentucky, USA

And last, but certainly not least, all of the way from Northern Ireland, Carrie sent her butterfly across the ocean....

Carrie Gault
Co-Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK


LauraX said...

gorgeous....and so full of compassion!

Linda M. said...

Wow Trudi, So much thought, heart, and soul went into these amazing tributes. Thanks for sharing these. Hugs, Linda

Amy said...

Each of these butterflies are beautiful!

Createology said...

How beautiful each and every butterfly is and for such a wonderful memorial. Keep creating butterflies...

Sharon said...

This response makes my heart sing!

Marilyn Rock said...

All amazing!

Terri Kahrs said...

Wow, Wow, WOW!!! Sherry's butterflies are amazingly filled with symbolism, thought and love - once again, my eyes were filled with tears of remembrance and sorrow. The kids' butterflies touched my heart with their joy and love. Another beautiful collection, Trudi. I'm thrilled that your expectations were exceeded!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lenna Young Andrews said...

soooo lovely, all of them!

sugar Creek said...

what beautiful butterflies!

Seth said...

This is a powerful set of butterflies. The amount you are collecting really blows me away!!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Trudi, thank you so much for posting our butterflies. We are so grateful to you for bringing us this wonderful project.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, this sounds like a wonderful project! i will go look up what it's all about and the instructions to join if i can.