Textile Curiosities | Art Exhibition

Buffalo Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14218

December 3, 2023
Recurring daily

From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

(716) 827-1584

included with admission

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Step into a world where art and nature converge in a display of faux-taxidermy moth and butterfly sculptures. Aleah Ford, known as “Moth On The Wall,” invites you to experience the enchanting realm of these ephemeral creatures through her meticulously crafted works.  In this exhibition, Aleah’s sculptures come to life using textiles, wire, faux fur, clay, and flocking. The sculptures are presented within shadow boxes, reminiscent of Victorian curiosity cabinets, inviting viewers to step back in time to an era of exploration and discovery. Each box offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of the Lepidoptera. 

Meet our Arcangel Gallery artist, Aleah Ford!

Aleah Ford, known for her art as “Moth On The Wall,” is a textile artist from Buffalo, NY. Her creations blend artistry and the natural world in the form of textile faux-taxidermy moth and butterfly sculptures. 

Aleah holds a Masters in Art Education from Buffalo State University and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Buffalo. Her academic foundation spans various disciplines, including photography, painting, teaching, and technical theatre, lending a multidimensional perspective to her textile artistry. 

Inspired by Victorian curiosity collections, the wonders of natural history, elements of fantasy, and the emotive essence of the Romantic Movement, Aleah’s work invites viewers to step back in time to an era of exploration and discovery. Her textile sculptures capture the essence of the delicate, yet intriguing creatures while infusing them with a sense of whimsy and nostalgia.