Monday, 30 November 2015

Recent Commissions

Lovely, recent large-scale commissions incorporating colourful papers, gold/silver leaf, and paper currencies which have flown out to their new homes in corporate collections in London, New York and South Africa. The silver piece is entitled Interstice, another large, gold version (below), is available for purchase from The Rowley Gallery.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Roberto Cavali Papillon range

I saw these really striking Papillons textile designs on homewares by the Roberto Cavali fashion house recently. 

Very similar to the inspirational prints by E A Seguy (above), whose work I recently posted (here).

The Cavali Papillon homeware textile range also extends to tablecloths and duvet sets below.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Gucci Spring/Summer 2015 Butterflies

Yet more butterflies for yet another designer label. These are by Canadian painter Kris Knight (more famous for his sensitive figurative paintings), for Gucci's Spring-Summer 2015 cruise range. The designs are used on a range of clothing and scarves.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Givenchy Pre-Spring 2015

Bit late with this one, but felt I had to post because the way fashion designers differently interpret the butterfly motif season after season never fails to surprise. Givenchy presented some moth print designs for their Autumn/Winter 14 collection (below), and carried on the theme with butterfly prints for their spring 2015 collection.

These designs are by Ricardo Tisci and his team at Givenchy for Spring 2015. The large graphic butterfly wing prints on menswear are very striking, especially on the skate shoes, clutchbag and holdall below.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Jean Dubuffet: Butterflies Through Others Eyes #15

Jean Dubuffet - Butterfly Wing Figure 1953

With the nights drawing in, and the trees having shed their leaves, I thought the muted colours in these two figurative butterfly wing collages by Dubuffet were suitably autumnal.

Jean Dubuffet - Butterfly Wing Figure 1953

Thursday, 19 November 2015


Kaleidoscopes delivered to, and available from Orso Major. (Purple, orange and white versions also available).

Monday, 16 November 2015