Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

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Illustrator Maria Aristido lives in Cyprus. A month ago, her grandmother died, and for no reason at all, the girl began to cut butterflies out of paper. This activity calmed her down. Last December, Maria opened her own studio in Larnaca and used paper butterflies to create a commemorative showcase in honor of her late grandmother.

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Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother Source: Bored Panda

Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

"A month after my grandmother passed away, I started manually cutting butterflies out of printed documents. There was no particular reason for this, I just like butterflies."

Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

"In a way, it was very comforting. In the process, I could cry, smile and remember the time we spent together."

Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

"I got more than 800 butterflies. I needed to share them with the world."

Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

"Last December I opened my own studio in my hometown of Larnaca in Cyprus."

Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

"I had the idea to use butterflies as a decoration for a new conceptual showcase in memory of my grandmother, grandfather and father."

Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

"It was a way to preserve their legacy."

Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

"If it wasn't for them, I would never have achieved what I have now."

Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

"I scanned each butterfly, printed it on good paper, cut it out by hand, decorated and painted it, and then placed it on the showcase."

Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

"This is the result of a month of work."

Paper grief: a girl carved more than 800 paper butterflies in memory of her late grandmother

"Thank you, Dad, Grandpa and Grandma, for everything. This is for you."

And here's what the creative process itself looks like:

Keywords: YouTube | Butterflies | Paper | Memory | Crafts | Grief | Death

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