Textile Moth and Butterfly Sculptures by Yumi Okita

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Yumi Okita, a talented North  Carolina-based artist, creates beautiful embroidered art depicting large  moths, the less popular but no less beautiful cousin of the ubiquitous  butterfly.

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Okita’s creations, replete with fur, eyes, legs, antennae, and finely-embroidered wing patterns, strike a fine balance between artistry and realism.

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There’s a wonderful tension between the beauty of her work and the unsettling creepy-crawly furriness of a giant bug – her creations can reach up to almost a foot in width.

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