The Butterfly Effect is the title of our new project and this is why.
Many references to butterflies in recent months resulted in a voyage of discovery leading to a poem ‘The Butterfly’ written by a child in the Terezin Concentration Camp in 1942, followed by words of calm and comfort at a funeral about the belief that butterflies carry messages from the angels about our loved ones gone and a childhood belief that each one lives for only one day and watching them live their lives to the full so delicate in the breeze and basking in the sunshine to The Butterfly Effect and the thought that the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can create a typhoon half way around the world.
Filazzola says he wonders about the indirect effects of his personal actions. “The items I buy, the people I interact with, the things I say, I believe each can have their cascading effects that ripple through society. That is why it is important to be a good person, to create a positive influence. These indirect effects are often not as small and removed as I believe many would think.
So….make and display butterflies in any colour, any craft, any size, any shape, any place, anywhere, all open to interpretation.
Mobiles, cards, window displays, on flowers, on brickwork, on park benches, fences, post-boxes – anywhere and everywhere!
Can we capture butterfly stories, poems, thoughts and experiences that people have about butterflies?
‘Butterflies are nature’s angels. They remind us of what a gift it is to be alive.’ Robyn Nola
Dates: Making time: September 3rd to October 8th Display time: October 8th to November 5th.
Maker sessions: There will be some Maker Days delivered in community venues and butterflies then displayed in these venues. Makers are encouraged to have their own sessions, at home, in their groups, organisations and schools.
Presence: Please sign up with us so we can include you in messages etc. Please send us your ‘making pics’ so we can see what you are up to.
On-going information available on the #wemadethishull – work in progress facebook group and page