07. BRING TO LIGHT

YAËL DEER & PROJECT BUTTERFLY

Bringing butterflies to light, the installation symbolises the hope we hold for our departed ones. Using recycled materials, Yaël has worked with children and families to create an art work that conveys ascension.

This is a collaborative endeavour with Project Butterfly, an organisation supporting families who have lost a child. Members spearheaded the memorial walk at Fairfield Park and are currently working on a book for those dealing with grief.

Over 600 hours were put in to this project by our artist and 31 families. Including people from overseas who sent butterflies in.

We would like to thank: Mathew Rutherford - Spencer Hill Wines (Recycled Materials), Nelson Recycling Centre (Recycled Plastic Bottles), Warehouse Stationary (Recycled Packaging), Nelson Tree Specialists (Installation with 3 volunteers), Luke Ashby (de-installation in the pouring rain), Aine Byrne (Organisation) and NMIT (practical advice and mentoring)