21" wide x 35" tall x 9" deep
I created this sculpture for a dear friend of mine and my mother. She specifically requested a sunflower with a butterfly on it. And in order to give the butterfly any detail at all the sunflower had to be pretty large.
So I got to designing! Luckily I had created a smaller sunflower before so the design elements were familiar to me. All I needed to do was make it larger, a bit more detailed and figure out a design for a very small butterfly (at least by my standards). For the butterfly I shifted the color spectrum of an existing butterfly that is white with black dots. I decided to make it blue and grind away the dot pattern making them gold and silver. I'm quite pleased with how my little butterfly turned out! And I think it ands a nice splash of blue to the over all sculpture. I really like how these sunflowers turn out. They often seem to almost glow even though I can't achieve the vibrant yellow present in most sunflowers. Mine lean more towards autumn colors due to my limited heat patina pallet. I am pleased with the overall feel of this sculpture!
This metal sunflower sculpture is wall hanging, made entirely of stainless steel, colored using only heat patinas and must be kept indoors.