MONDAY 21 MAY, 2012 / COMMENTS 
I was looking at our beautiful Mikado wall vinyls this weekend and started feeling a bit sad because when we move we'll either have to take them down and ruin them or leave them behind : ( they're pretty hard to peel off and re use. I suppose it gives an opportunity for new art work on our new walls. (If you haven't seen local gal Mikado's wall vinyls they're beautiful and definitely worth checking out, also check out wall decals by dezignwithaz)
I found these amazing vinyls, more like crazy works of art by a man named Paul Villinski and realized I recognized them from Serena's bedroom in Gossip girl.
Here's what he has to say about these beautiful creations: I am drawn to humble, yet evocative materials; in this case, crushed beer cans from the streets of New York - every one of them once raised to someone’s lips. My process of “recycling” them into images of butterflies is a quiet physical meditation, a yoga of tin snips and files and fingers.
As the butterflies alight on the walls of my studio, they lead into an exploration of formal, painterly issues. Often, they want to gather into a certain shape, or fly off on a particular tangent, and I let them. They function both as marks in these abstract, three-dimensional “paintings,” and as actors in curious narratives. Some pieces develop a quirky, magic-realist quality, as if a strange child has trained the insects to perform some ritual dance we are not usually privy to. Finally, the butterflies operate symbolically, and I try to develop a conceptual unity between materials, process, and imagery: metamorphosing littered beer cans into flocks of butterflies mirrors the act of transformation and rebirth that butterflies symbolize across all cultures.
Butterflies seem impossible. How can these ridiculously delicate creatures, apparently blown about by the merest breath of wind, actually fly many thousands of miles to migrate? How is it that an innate, intergenerational GPS guides them year after year to the same tree? Are we more like them than we suspect, or could we be?
Check out more of his work here