Murals by Hagopian Arts seen at Private Residence, Philadelphia - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Mural
Murals by Hagopian Arts seen at Private Residence, Philadelphia - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Mural
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Item Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Mural
Created by Hagopian Arts
As seen in Private Residence, Philadelphia, PA

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Mural

Murals by Hagopian Arts, as seen in Private Residence, Philadelphia, PA

Item Details
Hagopian Arts is pleased to unveil a new form of Eco Mural: a printed asphalt installation! Through a partnership with Cedar Park Neighbors and University City District, a large-scale version of our butterfly panel from the Eco Mural Project 2: Symbiosis mural was placed in the pedestrian triangle at Cedar Park in West Philadelphia. We are so pleased to have an Eco Mural at ground level for children and residents to interact with and enjoy. During the first Baltimore Street Dollar Stroll of summer 2019, we passed out flyers and stickers for our neighbors to celebrate the butterfly’s installation and connect with our community. Hagopian Arts was honored to be chosen by University City District to bring this unique form of mural reproduction to our neighborhood, and we look forward to future endeavors with Cedar Park Neighbors and UCD to bring more Eco Murals to West Philadelphia and beyond!

The species displayed here is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: one of the many stunning butterfly species of North America. These butterflies frequent gardens across the United States, often found sipping on the nectar of common native flowers. Like all butterflies, Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are pollinators who depend upon a wide and healthy population of flowers to feed upon. Swallowtails support thousands of flower species by collecting pollen on their legs as they drink nectar from deep within the flower. The pollen is distributed to other flowers as the butterfly travels, providing fertilization and ensuring genetic diversity. Pollinators are particularly sensitive to environmental degradation: specifically human encroachment on their natural habitats, use of pesticides and preservatives, climate change, and pollution. For more information about pollinators and links to relevant environmental advocacy organizations, please visit our Honey Bees and Pollinators page:

Meet the Creator

Hagopian Arts

Hagopian Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Hagopian Arts is an independent female owned and operated public art initiative based out of West Philadelphia. Founded in 2015 by Kala Hagopian, Hagopian Arts specializes in luminous, meticulously rendered murals inspired by nature. In 2018, Hagopian Arts began the Eco Mural Project, a series of street-level murals aimed at raising environmental awareness by introducing depictions of natural ecosystems into urban spaces. Kala Hagopian was born in rural Peacham, Vermont, and was highly influenced by a childhood spent in nature. She has been a working artist in Philadelphia since 2005, and received her Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2009. Kala describes herself as a “fine-art muralist,” specializing in realism interspersed with bright pattern and atmosphere. Hagopian Arts has a great deal of working experience across a large range of clients, including nonprofits, community organizations, corporate developers, small businesses and personal residences.

Hagopian Arts has worked with numerous education and community outreach programs such as: The School District of Philadelphia, Kent County Arts Council, University City District, Cedar Park Neighbors, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, The Philadelphia Women’s Conference, The Offices of Victim Advocates, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zappos Art, Beautify Earth, Neighborhood Bike Works, The Hillside School, The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, RAW: Natural Born Artists, Shore2Love, The Philadelphia Free Library, The Center For The Emerging Visual Artists, Project Street Art, The Mural Arts Restorative Justice Guild Program, Sobriety Through Outpatient, JEVS Human Services, The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, Horizon House, Fairton Correctional Institute, The Boys & Girls Club, at-risk youth and adults, as well as a range of participants of all ages.

Available for commission/custom work