'Airborne' transforms the traditional Victorian bell jar display into a scene that has come alive. Injecting life and a frenzied movement into what is usually a static display. The effect is one of a mass of butterflies making a chaotic attempt to escape the confines of the glass jar. Each butterfly front and reverse side has been printed photographically and bonded together to create a double sided and individually hand cut butterfly. Black wire antennae are fixed to the underside of each butterfly. They are then pierced and suspended on 1mm brass rods within a beautiful bell jar.
The overall effect is one of a mass of butterflies in flight (over 35 butterflies). Blue Morpho Butterflies and Cabbage Whites (not to scale).
Diameter 22cm x Height 40cm
Lead time for this piece is approximately 2-3 weeks.
The underside of the jar is signed by the artist and a brief description/ name of species provided on the reverse.
Every piece is unique as it is produced entirely by hand. The process of production is random which adds to the uniqueness of this artwork. As a result, the final piece may vary slightly from the picture shown. The species used can also be chosen by yourself making this piece bespoke.
paper, wire, card, ink, wood, glass