The aqua color of this butterfly and the capiz shell complement each other in such a way that it almost looks like one is looking at cobalt glass. This color is accentuated by the copper tone bordering the aqua centers. This is truly an impressive piece combining natural materials and colors and creating something breathtaking. The upper wing adorned in capiz is contrasted by the handcrafted metal lower wing. Both components meld together for a piece that showcases the artists talents. The basic frame of the butterfly is created using tin, which is powder-coated with a black finish and makes this piece safe to use outdoors. The edges of the frame are reinforced using thicker tin wire. The front of this piece is adorned in areas with capiz shell, an oyster native to the Philippines, before being hand-painted and sealed with a water-based sealant.
This hummingbird is inspired by the Ruby-throated hummingbird, commonly seen in Eastern North America in the summer. Small yet agile, this hummingbird flies all the way to the southern parts of Central America for the winter. The artist captures the hummingbird in mid-flight. Its chest is adorned with capiz shell, which is then hand-painted to the magnificent colors seen in this species. Bring the spirt of summer into your home by adding this piece of art to your wall.
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