The common blue butterfly is made from steel. The wings are painted in various shades of blue, detailed in orange markings and edged with a delicate white band. Underneath the butterfly is brown with orange markings.
Butterflies have a magical presence when they change from a caterpillar into a butterfly, they are graceful and beautiful with vibrant colours and markings on delicate wings. I have tried to capture some of these features in each of my butterfly sculptures.
The butterfly is is 11cm (4 1/4 inches) wide, 9cm (3 1/2 inches) long and 4.5cm (1 3/4 inches) high.