Two Collections in One: Maps & Butterflies by Image Surgery

Two Collections in One: Maps & Butterflies by Image Surgery

Sparrow King
Sep 30, 2009

I came across these gorgeous butterflies made from maps and was instantly smitten. I love butterfly collections to look at but have never been one for capturing them, preserving them, delicately pinning them, etc. I also love old maps but besides displaying them as art, I just have them folded up and stored in folders or boxes.

Joseph Lucien Warren of Image Surgery has created a series of butterflies made out of vintage maps and displayed in glass cases. From what I can tell, this man knows his butterflies! The wings vary in shape and vintage maps he uses add texture and varying color. One of our readers found a link to a DIY version. Of course if you collect vintage maps and they actually have value, maybe cutting them into butterfly shapes is not a good idea.

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