The Butterfly Effect
sustainable art project
My ‘Butterfly Effect’ addresses the problem of climate change as a result of overconsumption and waste. With all the challenges we are facing regarding the environment and our planet, it is key to focus on sustainable ways of working by using all possible leftover materials. I found new ways to incorporate for instance corn leaves, avocado peel and seeds to create my art, to make us all experience nature in a different way, and promote sustainable thinking and living. Focusing on what is around us and what could be usable and/ or reusable. In a way making art from garbage. My goal is to inspire people to search for new ways towards creating a better future for our planet.
A butterfly flapping its wings could theoretically cause a tropical storm on the other side of the World.
In Chaos theory, The Butterfly Effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.
In other words a small change now could have a big effect on our lives later.
All our actions have consequences, and we need to fulfil our responsibilities, especially when it comes to our beautiful planet. In The Butterfly Effect I’m framing nature, focusing on nature, reminding us that we are part of nature – promoting the importance of keeping the planet clean.
In my project I’m focusing on sustainability by using natural and leftover materials. I chose corn leaves, a very common material, to recreate the fine structure of a butterfly wing in close-up. I use natural pigments and inks such as indigo (grown by me in Amsterdam), nettle leaf, avocado peel and seeds to stay true to my ideas and convictions whilst creating this series of art works. My aim is to show the hidden beauty and richness of organic structures.