Butterflypave

A 135 square metre terrazzo pavement with glass inclusions, sited at the entrance to New Walk Museum, Leicester.
The intention is to reveal a collection in storage, to make the invisible, visible and to remind pedestrians that one of the great Victorian entomologists, Henry Walter Bates was born in the locale.

Commissioner: Leicester City Council, Public Art Unit ‘Cultural Mapping Programme’ 2003

ButterflyPave - New Walk Museum © Faye Chamberlain

ButterflyPave detail © Faye Chamberlain

Papilio Palinurus

Selection of butterflies - produced by workshop participants

Workshops and public consultation

Workshops and public consultation