Vadim Zaritsky, a former police officer turned artist and entomologist uses a very strange medium for his artworks – wings of deceased butterflies. The subjects of his unique paintings range from landscapes and still life to portraits of political figures and famous artists.
He also insists that he only uses the wings of dead butterflies, many that die in large numbers together and can be picked up by the artist and his faithful helpers around the area that he lives in. Many other entomologists collect wings and donate or trade with Zaritsky for more butterflies.
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