This unique fused glass butterfly sculpture is part of a new series I call my 'Aperture' series. The flow and movement of this piece is influenced by the incredible corals, sea life and abundant nature that I'm surrounded by in my hometown in Florida.
This piece is a wall sculpture with and has a yellow and black back and a deep green front. Its wings are gently curved forward to give the illusion it is floating off the wall. The process used to make the voids in this art glass is very unique and involves disturbing the surface tension of the glass during the firing process. Because of the complexity of the process, no two butterflies are ever the same - each one is a true original. Each piece is fired in my kiln at least twice, for a total of over 24 to 36 hours.
This butterfly is approximately 14” across and 10” tall and stands out from the wall about 2”. It is attached to the wall with a bracket that is included, extremely secure, and is as easy to hang as a picture.
Glass is extremely difficult to photograph. I try my best to capture the true color of each piece, but as monitors differ, so does the look of the glass. If you have any questions regarding the color (or anything about my work) please don't hesitate to contact me!