This piece is carved form fallen aspen collected in the mountains. It is mounted on a stand made from an antique corbel from India. The figure holds a frame made by the artist from antique tin. Inside the frame are found monarch butterfly wings suspended between sheets of mica. Atop its head is a wreath of tiny carved leaves and a crown made with layers of antique tin, carved flowers and leaves. The figure is delicately painted with iridescent acrylic paint and finished with wax. The piece comes apart for shipping and requires simple assembly.
Materials-carved aspen, reclaimed wood, tin, mica, found butterfly, acrylic paint, wax
31" x 8" x 9"