The amazing North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita whips up larger than life moths, butterflies and other insects using fabric, cotton, fake fur, fabric paint, embroidery thread, wire, and feathers. Each one of her creations is clearly a labour of love. The amount of meticulous detail in the stitching, embroidery and painting and the structure of her beautiful creations beggars belief. Hours upon hours of intricate work go into her creations, which can span over a foot wide. All are simply exquisite. Small wonder they are all snapped up in a hurry by collectors.
Yumi hasn’t got a website of her own (that I can find, anyway. If you do come across it, please let me know so I can update this post, thank you). She has however been the subject of many write-ups. Here are links to some of the more notable ones:
Yumi has an Etsy online store, where she sells her wonderful creations. They sell very fast, so you’ll be lucky to get your hands on one.
Luckily, even if you can’t physically get hold of one of these exquisite creatures, you can still feast your eyes on them on Google Images. Yay!!
If only they could fly…fly to me!
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