Grieving Granddaughter Hand Cut Over 800 Paper Butterflies In Memory Of Her Grandmother

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Here is the touching story of ?Maria Aristidou, a woman who paid tribute to her late grandmother (2015) by hand-cutting over 800 paper butterflies. To her, it was a personal form of therapy that led to crying and smiling as she remembered every wonderful moment she shared with her grandmother. And after she finished cutting, she decided to share them with the world.
This was no quick task. In fact, Maria had to scan, print, hand cut, shape and repaint each butterfly before placing them in her “Concept Window” display at her studio in her hometown of Larnaka, Cyprus. According to Maria, the display was a way to preserve the legacy of her grandmother and late father (1994).
Here is the complete story in her own words. Everything you’re about to see is the result of one month’s work.
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“After the loss of my grandmother one month ago, for no reason at all, except the fact that I liked butterflies, I started hand cutting paper printed ones.”
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“In a way, this was very therapeutic. During this process, I was free to cry, smile and remember every moment shared with her.”
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“I was then left with over 800 butterflies and had to share them with the world.”
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“Last December I have opened my studio in my hometown Larnaka, Cyprus.”
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“I had the idea to use the butterflies as part of my new Concept Window display in memory of me grandmother, my grandfather and my father.”
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“This was a way to preserve their legacy.”
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“If it wasn’t for them I could never be what I am today.”
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“Each individual butterfly is scanned, printed on fine paper, hand cut, shaped and repainted before its placed.”
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“This article shows the result of one month’s work.”
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“Thank you, dad, granddad, and yiayia for everything. This is for you.”
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