MothOnTheWall

Aleah Michele Ford

Westerly, Rhode Island On Etsy since 2015

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MothOnTheWall

Aleah Michele Ford

Westerly, Rhode Island | 168 Sales

Announcement    I just completed my new website! Head on over to www.MothOnTheWall.com to see more!
Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, restrictions on international transport, traffic in individual regions and border controls may affect the delivery time or even prevent delivery. For the time being, I will only be offering domestic shipping within the US. Digital downloads are still available world wide. Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2020

I just completed my new website! Head on over to www.MothOnTheWall.com to see more!
Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, restrictions on international transport, traffic in individual regions and border controls may affect the delivery time or even prevent delivery. For the time being, I will only be offering domestic shipping within the US. Digital downloads are still available world wide. Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!

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About MothOnTheWall

Sales 168
On Etsy since 2015

I make fuzzy bug sculptures.

Well hello there! I’m Aleah Michele Ford, the bug lady of Moth On The Wall, living on the rocky coast of Rhode Island, US! Guided by a deep-rooted curiosity for the natural world and an admiration for its myth and folk-lore, my work tends to be part science, part art, and part fantasy! My textile sculptures are larger-than-life representations of real moths and butterflies. Ultimately, I hope to share my work in the context of educational museum and nature center displays!

My main focus is moths, though it could be argued from an evolutionary standpoint that butterflies are dayflying moths. Moths and butterflies undergo dramatic transformation, they enter their cocoon/chrysalis as an earth hugging creature and emerge able to take to the skies on magnificent wings. It is a wonderful reminder that we already contain within ourselves the blueprint for our greatest potential! Albeit, the process of change takes time… and it can get gooey!

When I’m not creating moths, you can find me working on other faux-taxidermy projects, galivanting through local parks with my love, tending to our house-jungle, or whipping up some tasty allergen-friendly meals.

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  • Aleah Michele Ford

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    I believe that wonder is still there to be discovered in the forest, on the shoreline, and even in the walls of a quiet room! I'm a multidisciplinary artist who specializes in photography and soft sculpture.

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Last updated on Apr 17, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I accept custom orders at specific times throughout the year. These times will be announced on social media and in the "Custom Order" listing. If you contact me outside of the time I am accepting orders, I may be able to add you to the next round!

Care instructions

These soft-sculptures may be used as decoration or props, however, they are not toys. Please do not display in direct sunlight, the colors may fade over time. Please do not display in a humid setting like a bathroom. Please do not display near an open heat source/flames.

To hang your moth, select an area on the wall to put a picture hook. Choose one of the legs to hang on the hook. Depending on which leg you choose there will be a lifelike tilt. To bend the wings, place your moth on a clean, flat surface. Place the palm of your hands on the wings close to the body and carefully press into position. The wings only move into "flight" and "display" position, do not try separating the wings further.

Wholesale availability

At this time, I do not offer wholesale.

Returns

If an item needs to be returned, contact me within 3 days and mail it back within 7 days of receiving the item. Please return the item with tracking and insurance equal to the item(s) value. Tracking will ensure that we know where the package is at all times in transit. Insurance will help pay for the item should it be damaged in transit. If you do not ship with tracking and insurance, my shop is not liable should the package become lost, damaged, or stolen. Please make sure the name on the package matched the name on the order. If the item was shipped as a gift, please include the buyers name alongside yours.

Please ship back in the same quality of packaging as you received.

Force majeure clause

No party shall be liable or responsible to the other party, nor be deemed to have defaulted under or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement (except for any obligations to make payments to the other party hereunder), when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts beyond the impacted party’s control, including, but not limited to, the following force majeure events force majeure events: (a) acts of God; (b) a natural disaster, epidemic, or pandemic; (c) war, invasion, hostilities (d) government order or law; (e) action by any governmental authority; (f) national or regional emergency.

Safe Working Environment

Moth On The Wall maintains a safe work environment at all times. Thus, I reserve the right to discontinue service in the event that unsafe conditions arise, such as being affected by communicable diseases.

In the event that I am ill and cannot fulfill an order within the timeframe outlined, I will issue a refund or set an agreed-upon extension of services.