"In My Heart" is a one of a kind flutter-bye sculpted from a recycled European beverage can.
I treated the aluminum to bring out its stunning iridescence and then hammered and embossed it with this intricate pattern. Then I precision cut out a life-sized Buttercup butterfly, in all its imperfect glory. Finally, I placed a Swarovski crystal for accent.
"In My Heart"; 2010. Recycled aluminum drink can, Swarovski crystals, Riker's Mount. Private collection; Celina, TX
Flutter-bye dimensions: 2.25"x2.5" Riker's Mount dimensions: 5.5"x6.5"x0.75"