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Elpida Diakopoulou

The Butterfly Effect

According to The Chaos Theory “the smallest of changes in a system can result in very large differences in that system’s behavior. The so-called butterfly effect has become one of the most popular images of chaos. The idea is that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in Argentina could cause a tornado in Texas three weeks later. By contrast, in an identical copy of the world sans the Argentinian butterfly, no such storm would have arisen in Texas. The mathematical version of this property is known as sensitive dependence.” (

My work is inspired by and named after The Butterfly Effect. It is a depiction of the situation mankind has experienced during the last one and a half year. Each of us as an individual morsel is weaved and interconnected into social groups.  Together as a whole, as societies we are blended and bound to the tidal wings of my Butterfly pin. The impact that the flapping wings have caused is immense and still noticeable as we speak. Humanity must keep united on the Butterfly wings and practice Di Li, claim the force and energy of this impact and use it to its own benefit. Utilize the wings’ energy and fly higher into a better more robust future, rather than falling disorderly into the chaos.


Wire, Recycled Aluminum, Cord

Elpida Diakopoulou
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