Wish Upon a Paper Butterfly - Edition

• Artist: Kerry Darlington
• Medium: Unique Limited Edition on board with gloss resin finish. Featuring raised 3D elements with unique copper detailing.
• Image Size: 53.5 x 61 cm / 21" x 24" 
• Framed Size:73 x 80 cm / 28.7" x 31.5" 
• Only 95 Worldwide with 20 Artist Proofs 
• Select your choice of frame; signature silver/blue or black/gold
• All editions will receive a complimentary collectable hand signed charm
• Free UK mainland delivery  
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• Interest Free Credit Available

View the Full Kerry Darlington Portrait Collection.

Click HERE to view The Paper Boat and The Paper Butterfly Set

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An ode to those who wish, even knowing that the answer might be no, is the reality of being human. We love even though our hearts might be broken, we live knowing that one day we won’t. The ultimate story teller, Kerry Darlington narrates the story of life in all its evolutions, in strength and valour, in heartbreak and sorrow. Her works hang on walls across the globe, and bear witness to the everyday triumphs of the families who choose to share their homes with her art.


Visiting the Mediterranean frequently to meditate, reflection and time gone by are clearly on the artists mind. Both ‘The Paper Boat’ and ‘Wish upon a Paper Butterfly’ carry notions of loss and renewal, each of which are symbolised in the fragile nature of the origami itself. Hold your love too tight and crush the folded paper, let it go and trust that it will be safe. Acknowledging that sometimes wishing may be futile, we all must carry hopes that cause us to chase a dream, believe the unattainable might one day be reality and live every day knowing that tomorrow might be better.


“A paper butterfly is a symbol of metamorphosis, for me a beautiful, contemplative melancholy. For the Japanese, a white butterfly symbolises the soul of a departed one. The Native American people believe that the butterfly can carry a wish to the Great Spirit upon their wings” Kerry Darlington.


‘Wish Upon a Paper Butterfly’ is the follow up piece to coveted unique edition ‘The Paper Boat’. A small edition of just 95 pieces, the series follows on from smaller boutique works available exclusively at Wyecliffe Galleries. Painted as a sibling pair and designed to hang side by side, at the heart of each composition is an elegant, timeless female, otherworldly in nature. Each has flowing locks, gently twirling in the wind. They are also evocative of the enduring circle of life.

Click here to view 'The Paper Boat'

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