Dismantle the Sun (2022)
Jolyon Fenwick (1971-)
Composition with Papilio Memnon butterflies. Signed on the verso.
Framed in lacquered walnut with museum glass. Covered with velvet back and sides.
‘The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.’
Last verse of Funeral Blues (1936) by W.H. Auden (1907-1973).
All the specimens used are ethically and sustainably sourced.