Turquoise Spotted Swordtail Butterfly

Delicate, detailed, iridescent, dainty.


25" Wide x 24" 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.

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Metal turquoise spotted swordtail butterfly sculpture
Artist Aiden Dale with his stainless steel turquoise spotted swordtail butterfly sculpture
Close up of metal turquoise spotted swordtail sculpture

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 handmade metal butterfly sculpture is wall hanging, made entirely of stainless steel, colored using only heat patinas and is safe to be kept outdoors!