"Mariposa" 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 Mourning Cloak butterfly, in all its imperfect glory. I placed Swarovski crystals for accent and mounted it in this heavy ornate frame.
The mounting is nearly invisible so that it appears to be flying!