Tasha Lewis is a New York-based artist whose idea is to spread her magnetic butterflies to be able to fly around the world. How is it possible? She created 4000 butterflies and sent them to 10 groups of people. Each received a pack that consisted of 400 pcs. In the package, she included a notebook requesting what to do with the installation and a medical kit for butterfly repairs.
Lewis started this global street art project so that people around the world will have more concern with nature especially butterflies. These 4000 magnetic butterflies are split in 10. Since there are 10 groups to receive the sculptures, there will be 400 pieces for each group. The first 10 groups of people receiving her package only have four weeks to travel with the butterflies.
They will have to study her guidance on how to install them and place them somewhere in their natural environment. And as the installation is set, they should take photos of the swarm. They should also share the installation through media like Twitter or Facebook. And as the four weeks is up, they then have to pack up the kit and ship them to the next location. The process should repeat 10 times for each package.
So, Lewis really hopes that her butterflies can land in all the five continents in the world because they will travel to 100 different homes. But at least she has to wait for 40 weeks or more for her to capture all the images of those swarms posted and shared in the media.
Lewis hopes to wrap up her project with a gallery where she could display all of the images of her installation. But you can already take a peek of some of them here. Wonderful huh?
But some of us may wonder why she wanted to do all these. Before Lewis herself tells us the reason why she likes her installation to roam around the world, this My Modern Met concluded that due to the fact that Lewis was born and as an individual artist she lives in the city of New York, she wouldn't be able to travel as much as she would like, but maybe her butterflies would.
H/T My Modern Met