Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

Delicate, brilliant, splendid, colorful, uplifting.


28" wide x 27" tall x 8" 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 zebra swallowtail butterfly sculpture
Artist Aiden Dale with stainless steel zebra swallowtail butterfly sculpture
Metal zebra swallowtail butterfly wing close up
Stainless steel zebra swallowtail butterfly body close up

With this particular butterfly I was wanting to show the incredible natural beauty of uncolored unaltered stainless steel. And i feel it also allows the colored parts of the wings to really pop and have a different presence than if the whole part was colored. It was a fun challenge to try and make large sheets of metal feel weightless and alive.

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