This Zephyr story is inspired by the extraordinary patterns of the Old World Swallowtail butter y (Papilio machaon). When I saw the dramatic shape of their wings it seemed so detailed and ne that it looked like they had been hand crafted. The striped shapes and lines on the wings had perfect unity and mirrored themselves creating a kaleidoscope of shapes. Machaon comes from the Greek character Machaon, in the works of Homer. I made use of the monochrome lines on the Swallowtail wings as well as Ancient Greek styles of decoration on tiles, mosaics and pottery for my Zephyr designs.
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