Jeroen Verhoeven has created a large chandelier adorned with 502 blue butterflies, in fact solar panels cut into the shapes of four different breeds of butterfly.
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Verhoeven is showing two new works at London, UK gallery Blain|Southern; the Virtue of Blue chandelier and his Lectori Salutem desk.
Says Blain|Southern, Virtue of Blue is "a delicate construction featuring 500 solar panels cut into the shapes of four different breeds of butterfly. These cluster around a flame-like, hand-blown glass bulb and, though they are static, appear to be in flight."
"Another remarkable element of the chandelier is that it is self-sustaining; like real butterflies, which use the rays of the sun to raise their own body temperatures, the wings of the chandelier butterflies absorb energy during daylight hours to provide power for the light they surround."
Photos: Giulietta Verdon Roe, Bas Helbers