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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
Coláiste Bride, Enniscorthy
Butterflies are associated with hope resurrection and remembrance and this fitted our idea to design a dress using respiratory tubes. The butterfly Wings for the top and bottom of the dress were hand crafted from chicken wire we had. We cut, rolled and sewed corrugated respiratory tubing from a pharmaceutical company to slot into each individual section of the wire. Earrings, shoes and the head piece were made from respiratory tubing also. Finally we painted the
dress orange and black as many of the well known butterflies are orange and black such as the Painted Lady and Viceroy butterflies.