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Original Design and Artwork by Kate Claringbould

Dimensions without Frame: 11 inches x 14 inches x 1/8 inches

Dimensions with Frame: Not applicable.

Frame: Unframed

Matting and mounting: Unmounted

Artwork: Golden acrylic paint, canvas MDF panel

How was it made: painted by the artist Kate Claringbould

Hanging Weight: 9.5oz


The Black Swallowtail caterpillar is a gorgeous caterpillar. Until this year, these caterpillars have arrived every summer in my backyard and I love to watch them grow and morph into butterflies, along with their relatives the Monarch. Unfortunately, many people in my surrounding neighborhood view caterpillars as pests and spray their entire gardens, killing or hurting all insect life in the process and the creatures higher in the food chain that depend on them for sustenance.


With my series of Future Butterfly artworks, (both paintings and bead mosaics) I want to raise the profile of the humble caterpillar. I want people to see how beautiful these creatures can be in their own right and to remind people that they are an essential part of our garden if we want them to complete their life cycle into butterflies. I want to encourage people to search for better methods at surviving the summer caterpillar season without requiring that all insects shall perish.


My Future Butterfly painting and bead mosaics represent the seasons when we normally see caterpillars: spring, summer and fall.

Future Butterfly Painting

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