Out of loneliness, an artist started cutting paper butterflies after the death of her beloved grandmother. A month later, she was able to cut almost a thousand paper butterflies.
“After the loss of my grandmother one month ago, for no reason at all, except the fact that I liked butterflies, I started hand cutting paper printed ones. In a way, this was very therapeutic. During this process, I was free to cry, smile and remember every moment shared with her,” artist Maria A. Aristidou shared in an article which she wrote for Bored Panda.
After cutting hundreds of butterflies, Aristidou felt that she had to share them with the world.
“I was then left with over 800 butterflies and had to share them with the world. I have opened my studio last December here in my hometown Larnaka, Cyprus and had the idea to use them as part of my new Concept Window display in memory of her, my grandfather (2015), and my father (1994),” she said.
“In my way, this was made to preserve their legacy and if it wasn’t for them I could never be what I am today,” she added.
Aristidou also created a page for her studio. As of posting, it has more than 20,000 likes already.
Watch this video from her page, Maria A. Aristidou Studio: