Turquoise Spotted Swordtail Butterfly

Delicate, Detailed, Iridescent, Dainty.


25" Wide x 24" Tall x 7" Deep

This handmade metal butterfly sculpture is wall hanging and is made entirely of stainless steel. 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. With this turquoise spotted swordtail butterfly I was drawn to the contrast between the bright blues and deep black colors and I absolutely love the shape of the wings with their long slender tails. I decided to burn many tiny wholes to create the black color and construct a rich complex texture. This also adds a lightweight feeling to the overall piece as you can see through the wings. Its a different look from my other butterflies but it is growing on me and I am happy with how it turned out! This sculpture is also completely safe to be kept outdoors!

Metal turquoise spotted swordtail butterfly sculpture.

Artist Aiden Dale with his turquoise spotted swordtail butterfly sculpture.

Close up of turquoise spotted swordtail sculpture.