Culture in France

Turning butterflies and snails into objets d'art

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Artist Joy de Rohan Chabot has turned butterflies into chairs and flowers into tables. She carves wood, paints glass, applies lacquer and gilds with gold leaf. She was the first living artist to exhibit at the Musée Jacquemart-André and her work was sent to Sao Paulo to celebrate the year of France in Brazil.