Artists Simon Nix

Simon is a Brighton born and based artist. He draws his inspiration from the natural world
both native and exotic. His work explores the roles of humans in animal lives; reflecting
the positive and negative affect that we may have on species and ecosystems through our
beliefs and popular cultural explorations of other species.  Much of Simon’s recent work
celebrates real butterflies; each one is carefully and painstakingly mounted and set, prior
to placement in its final resting place, making each specimen an individual work of art.
The process of relaxing, mounting and setting each type of butterfly can take several days.
Larger work can take many months to finalise.  The light captured by the wings of the
butterflies reflect and change over the course of a day, as the piece ages the colours will
deepen and transform meaning the artwork is forever evolving.  The butterflies are a symbol
of transformation from old to new from young to prime.  The transition into beauty, Simon’s
artwork means we can celebrate their lives after death adding another stage to the butterfly’s
metamorphosis.

All butterflies are sustainably sourced from captive collections or from communities who
benefit from the sale of the specimens, non of the butterflies are considered endangered or
listed on CITES. 

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