Concentric Circles No.2

Cameroonian Artist

Insect Museum of West China

Insect Museum of West China
Chengdu, China

This butterfly wing painting was made using hundreds of butterflies. Since a beautiful butterfly wings painting can be sold in for hundreds or even thousands of euros in Europe, catching butterflies has therefore fed a large number of poor peasants in the African equatorial region. They don't even go to the fields, but go to the forest to capture brightly colored butterflies. The concentric circles on this painting are all made of butterfly wings of the family Nymphalidae.


  • Title: Concentric Circles No.2
  • Creator: Cameroonian Artist
  • Type: Butterfly Wings Painting
  • Original Source: Acquired from a friend's gift on July 10, 1988
  • Rights: Collection of the Insect Museum of West China
  • Medium: Collage of butterfly wings

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