Making not-real things appear real is a struggle for many an artist, but some truly have a gift. Yumi Okita, for example, makes these awe-inspiring creations. Ebroidery, feathers and fabric combined in her hands result in larger-than-life butterflies and moths that look straight out of prehistoric times.
Even up close, as soft as they look, Okita's creations still look real. They are meant to be hung and displayed, making them appear even more realistic while they're in flight.
Have you ever made a piece of art so realistic people swore it was real? What was it?