Bougainvillea Butterflies, 2017-2018, Noa Liran - Eretz Israel Museum

Bougainvillea Butterflies, 2017-2018, Noa Liran

Photo: Hadar Saifan


Bougainvillea leaves, cotton thread, glue


Noa Liran, b. 1958


“Imagine colorful bougainvillea petals plucked by the wind . . . now imagine them as butterflies . . . a necklace of butterflies.”
A necklace of butterflies composed of colorful bougainvillea petals are given a new life as a choker, entertaining a dialogue with the cycles of nature and their contingent quality. The colorful bracts surrounding its tiny flowers, which were plucked by the wind and resembled butterflies, served as the point of departure for Noa Liran’s ephemeral jewelry item, which captures a moment in time. Noa Liran underscores the beauty of different natural stages,
while freeing the object of its familiar association as a heirloom transferred from one generation to the next.


On display at the Glass Pavilion, Tel Aviv Biennale of Crafts & Design, MUZA – Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.