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© Bouke-De-Vries

Tobacco Leaf Tea Bowl with Butterflies

The sculpture is assembled from a broken 18th-century Chinese porcelain tea bowl, butterfly taxidermy and mixed media. From his Dutch heritage, Bouke de Vries has the instilled love for still-life paintings and is fascinated by their symbolism. In still lives, butterflies symbolise the resurrection of Christ; in Bouke’s work, they symbolise the resurrection of the broken and damaged ceramic piece.

Courtesy of the private collection of Gill Griffiths

Detailed Features

Type: Sculpture
Material: Porcelain, mixed media
Date: 2020

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