35" Wide x 26" Tall x 7" Deep
I have always been drawn to butterflies. They are ornate, intricate, detailed and delicate little creatures that flit in and out of my life creating awe and offering me with the opportunity to pause and be grateful for the beauty that surrounds me.
Lacewing butterflies have always mesmerized me. I find the detailed markings around the edges of the wings exquisite. I decided to make this one to challenge the amount of detail i could get butterfly. It was a fun process of coloring, grinding then re coloring to create depth. And finally carefully grinding in silver accents to set the different colored portions of the wings apart. I designed this sculpture based on the underside of this butterflies wings but decided to create it as though they were the top of the wings because it made more aesthetic sense.
This handmade metal butterfly sculpture is wall hanging, made entirely of stainless steel, colored using only heat patinas and is safe to be kept outdoors!