German photographer Carsten Witte in a cool series entitled Psyche, an ancient greek princess being more beautiful than Venus, is the the background for this project. Its all about beauty and how to preserve it for eternity. Like in scientific butterfly collections, these “Psyches” are pinned on their peak of beauty.
Psyche was the goddess of the soul, wife of Eros god of love. She was once a mortal princess whose astounding beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite when men turned their worship from goddess to girl. Aphrodite commanded Eros make Psykhe fall in love with the most hideous of men, but the god himself fell in love with her and carried her away to his secret palace.
The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. George Carlin