Vintage Tapestries Cloak the Wings of Larysa Bernhardt’s Plush Moths | Colossal


A photograph of a plush moth with a lady embroidered upon its wingsAll images © Larysa Bernhardt

In a cozy studio overlooking a garden in Blackwell, Missouri, artist Larysa Bernhardt creates colorful moth sculptures with a needle and thread. Her fabric creatures are embroidered with old tapestries, often portraying historical people, animals, and delicate botanical forms on their wings: one specimen with a rusty orange abdomen depicts a little bird taking flight, while another is blue with a Medieval woman looking at a flower.

Plush moth sculptures embroidered with tapestry wings by Larysa Bernhardt

Able to stand on their own or hang from the wall, the handmade moths feature eyes made from Czech glass beads and bodies of cotton velvet and Belgian linen. Bernhardt also wires their wings, enabling people to shape them into their desired position.[…]

Two lush moths with animals sewn upon their wings

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5 Responses to Vintage Tapestries Cloak the Wings of Larysa Bernhardt’s Plush Moths | Colossal

  1. Dear Tony,

    These colourful moth sculptures are indeed wonderful! Thank you for featuring them.

    Yours sincerely,

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  3. Dear Tony,

    Given what you have posted here, I would like to inform you that there are even more amazing moth sculptures, especially those illustrated in the book entitled “The Art of Annemieke Mein: Wildlife Artist in Textiles”.

    I actually own a copy of the book signed by the author in 1992.

    By the way, you will find plenty of my art and music on my blog. I would like to inform you that when you visit my blog, it is preferrable to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my blog, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

    Furthermore, since my intricate blog contains advanced styling and multimedia components plus dynamic animations, it is advisable to avoid viewing the contents of my blog using the WordPress Reader, which cannot show many of the advanced features and animations in my posts and pages. It is best to read the posts and pages directly in my blog so that you will be able to savour and relish all of the refined and glorious details.

    I am very delighted to you have selected these particular moth sculptures. Wishing you a productive week doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most!

    May you find 2022 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and blogging whatever topics that accommodate your intellectual fantasy and creative reverie!

    Take care and prosper!

    Yours sincerely,

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