Art Alchemy Studio



Mixed Media Art by Chaska Peacock

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Butterfly Effect





Today I want to invite you to participate in this project.

http://twodressesstudio.blogspot.com/2010/08/butterfly-effect-open-is-calling-you.html


Gathering 1.5 million handmade butterflies to commemorate the 1.5 million children lost in the holocaust.

The project's name is derived from this poem:


I Never Saw Another Butterfly
The last, the very last,

So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow
Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing
against a white stone....


Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly ’way up high.
It went away I’m sure
because it wished
to kiss the world good-bye.

For seven weeks I’ve lived in here
Penned up inside this ghetto.
But I have found what I love here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut branches in the court.

Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto.

Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942


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