Origami Bonsai

Aerick Burton's avatar Aerick Burton

Adorned with hundreds of origami butterflies, this bonsai tree is a abstract representation of the relationship between & the beauty behind opposition. Though opposition is often received in a negative light, without opposition there is no growth. Without death, there can be no rebirth. Without endings, there could be no new beginnings. In many cultures, the butterfly represents life & the beauty that can follow embracing change; contrary and complimentary to that, though, the butterfly also represents life lost & the remembrance of times past. The juxtapositions surrounding this piece illustrate the opposing forces in life that come together to create something beautiful.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3ft
  • Medium: Paper & wire
  • Width: 3ft
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 4ft