Monday, 23 June 2014


I really do adore moths!  Many moons ago when I was doing my art degree at Winchester School of Art, I found a beautiful Victorian moth and butterfly collection in an old antique shop.  A sizable portion of my student loan was used to purchase the boxes and I've been in love with them ever since.  The moths have been used for many art projects and have  regularly been taken out, pinned, photographed, cut up, had holes put in the wings, had wings ripped off and so on... I've definitely had my money's worth out of them!
I am currently working on ideas surrounding decay and repair - and so the moths came out again and I have been photographing them to support my textile ideas.  The tweed was a junk shop find and I was thrilled to discover two or three moth holes in it - strange I know!

I am linking up with Mary over at Mosaic Monday 


  1. These are lovely Diana but surely you admiration of moths stop at the regular household moth that seem to be made up mainly of dust.

  2. What a lovely post, I agree Moths are lovely creatures I don't get to see some of the beautiful ones but you have to admire their life. I have popped over from Red Little House and just love your blog I can't wait to check out your art. I am your newest follower

  3. Hi Diana, I'm excited about your decay and repair project! Will you be posting updates? I love old papers and try to save them with my art the bast way I can. I also have a large butterfly/moth collection, cutesy of my British father. Aren't the creatures exquisite? :) Hope your week is shaping up to be a good one. I'm about to switch countries and will be in E in a week.

    1. By the way, any chance of you being at Art in Action? I live in OXON, so easy for me, but quite a few of my friends and fellow artists will be there. :)

  4. I'm looking forward to seeing more Diana after this great start. The bottom moth is my favourite here.

  5. What beauties.... looking forward to seeing more of this project.

    Karen x

  6. Beautiful photos as always! I love how you arranged buttons around the moth hole, almost like a faery ring through which moths cross instead of faeries :) It's amazing how vibrant moths are, especially since many of us generally overlook them for their more flamboyant cousins, the butterflies. But it reminds me of a line from a HIM song, "A moth into a butterfly..."