The first week in April I brought home an aluminum butterfly sculpture courtesy of http://www.butterfliesandfriends.org/ .
The design I submitted for the project covers the life-cycle of the butterfly and is worked in glass mosaics. The first step was to transfer the design to the wings. Once this was done I started with the inside wing sections. The first thing to be glued on were the "caterpillars".
These caterpillars are made from back-painted clear glass gems with oil enamel paint.
Next the leaf shapes went on. I worked with scrap stained glass sorted into 6 separate tonal qualities.
In the next blog post I'll go through the process of working the outer wings.
In no particular order, I am a wife; an artist working in glass, collage, paint, mosaics, fiber, plastic, and/or computer; an avid reader; an oldest child; president and member of an artists co-op; a former editor and grammar freak; teacher; friend; singer; and/or all-around know-it-all.