Butterflies are beautiful
Dead is not so beautiful (I feel..)
So what can we say about dead butterflies?

This weekend, I and my husband went to South Street Seaport. In one of the shops in the shopping plaza nearby we saw dead butterflies for sale. It took me a while and a little reading to digest that these were actually real but dead butterflies. In my endeavor to explore…checked it out further.

Just when my mind went to the legalities, I saw a written note saying that these butterflies had completed their life span(did they mean they did not kill them?) and are not endangered specie (soon they might be ;))

The artist had used butterflies to make patterns.

If you are wondering how were they packaged…Butterflies, also known as Mariposa were submerged in some kind of gel (guess to prevent decay) and then packed in cubes of glass/ panels. Store also had  some kind of scorpion captured and being sold as key chains.
Marketing pamphlet read that following Beautiful(!!) people own the artwork…..Bill Clinton (beautiful or handsome?), IBM corporation!! and more…..

I remember in India I used to see kids catch butterflies. But butterflies as art…hmm.

What do you think will be next ? Can someone tell me if Humans are an endangered species?

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