The Creative Museum: Chinese Butterfly Ivory Comb

The Creative Museum photographed an ivory comb I sold to them and found a ghost spirit I never knew was there. Metamorphosis. Art Nouveau’s icon emerged from its chrysalis. I’m speechless. As I was looking at real butterflies, the black lines in between sections of their orange wings reminded me of leaded glass lamps.

Dare we think — Resting,
Louis Comfort Tiffany
had epiphany?

Photo credit: Joel Olliveaud.


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