Artist Spreads 1,000 Lovely Butterflies With Inspirational Messages in Berlin

What I like the most in art are the messages authors deliver to their viewers through their works. Sometimes you should dig really deeply to understand what some of the artworks are all about, however today’s contemporary art is tend to be simpler, more concrete. A perfect example of this is a Berlin-based artist Andreas Preis and his recent street art campaign titled “The Butterfly Effect”.

After creating a few butterflies with inspiration messages and photographing them in the streets of Berlin, Andreas decided to produce 1,000 copies of them and spread around the whole Berlin.  “I thought it might be a good idea to spread them around the city. Since the »original« versions just took too much time to create, I thought about finding a way to make swarms of them some other way. It took me quite some time to find a technique to get them produced, but now it’s finally done”, explains Andreas paris.

According to the author, there are more than 1000 butterflies spread everywhere in Berlin and some other German cities. “I gave them away, left them in bars, clubs, restaurants, exhibitions, on bikes, tables etc… There’s nothing more in it than making people smile, even if it’s just for a few seconds. I hope it works!”, says Andreas.