This piece features a bevy of contrasting patterns that create a unique and fun pattern for a modern or contemporary work of art. The butterfly uses muted, warm colors that add depth to any space. The upper wing is constructed using capiz shell hand painted with soft colors, in contrast to the lower wing, crafted out of tin, textured, colored with darker hues of the same color pallet.
The basic frame of the insect is created using tin, which is powder coated with a black finish. The frame is reinforced using tin wire along the inner edge. Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz come through as tans and browns underneath the paint. The shell is then painted the bold colors you see. The entire front facing piece is carefully hand-painted keeping in mind the reflective qualities in the color of insects.
Dimentions: 18" l x 1" w x 13" h