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Arcangel Gallery

Textile Curiosities

Textile Curiosities
Textile Curiosities
Textile Curiosities

Textile Curiosities
October 18-December 29
Arcangel Gallery Exhibit
Included with Admission 

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 worksIn 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. 


E-Tickets - E-TICKETS are recommended for all visitors. Walk-ins may be turned away if our visitor capacity has been met. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your arrival time. Most visitors spend 45 minutes-1.5 hours to complete their visit, but you are welcome to stay until we close to the public at 4pm. 

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. 

The heart of Aleah's work lies in her deep-rooted fascination with the natural world, nurtured since childhood. For her, nature is not just a subject of study but a boundless canvas for imagination and make-believe. Her sculptures capture the enchantment and wonder she felt as a child, while also inviting viewers to reconnect with their own inner dreamer and rediscover the magic that exists in every corner of the world. 

Currently, Aleah balances her artistic pursuits with the joys of motherhood, cherishing the inspiration she finds in the innocence and curiosity of her one-year-old son. 

For more about Aleah Ford and to view more of her textile sculptures, visit her website and follow her on social media. 

Website: www.mothonthewall.com Email: aleahmicheleprops@gmail.com Instagram/tiktok: @moth.on.the.wall