Pinned butterflies in glass cases have always attracted and repelled me. They are unbelievably beautiful examples from nature, far exceeding almost any jewel. But I don’t believe these creatures died a natural death. To send a pin through such beauty, entrapped for eternity is quite melancholic. My butterfly is an imagined souvenir of Morocco: a silhouette from tracings of Bougainvillea leaves. Her coloring is decidedly unnatural, slanting towards the joy found in youthful pencil coloring.
Materials: Copper, Steel, Colored pencil, acrylic sealer
Dimensions: 4.25″ x 1.75″
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