18" wide x 15" tall x 5" deep
This handmade blue morpho butterfly sculpture is wall hanging and is made entirely of stainless steel. I have been lucky enough to visit Costa Rica a few times and during hikes through the jungle I have been fortunate to see endless alluring plants, animals and insects. One that completely captivated me was the blue morpho butterfly. This exquisite creature has wings that are a dazzling iridescent blue on the insides and intricate brown with a large eye shapes on the outside. I would see a wonderful brown butterfly suddenly flash bright blue as it took flight. I never grew tired of this remarkable display.
As for creating this sculpture I had been wanting to make one for a while and was given the opportunity when someone contacted me through my website wanting a blue butterfly for his parents anniversary. I immediately thought of the blue morpho. I designed this one to be at a lower price point so instead of doing my usual weld detail for the veins in the wings which is far more time consuming I decided to make it a little smaller and add grind details to create the veins. I simplified the body a bit as well and I am very pleased with how it turned out. I hope to be able to make a large more intricate blue morpho soon!
This sculpture is completely safe to be kept outdoors!