The Butterfly

The butterfly is a hanging sculpture made from primarily colored paper, metal wire, and monofilament. It was made as a temporary installation in the hallway of NYA’s Curtis Gallery and will be taken down during the 2017-2018 school year.

The butterfly displays a juxtaposition between geometric forms and organic forms, showing how the latter can be made from the former. It is made from 31 paper airplanes made of 8.5-inch x 5.5-inch pieces of paper.


The support structure is made by stringing monofilament from a wire crossing the hallway just passed the lamp shade in the center and to another wire on the opposite side.

Both strings from each airplane are attached to horizontal strings by paperclips.