Shadow box entomology specimen inspired by the Glasswing Butterfly by Erica Williams.
In classical antiquity it was believed that the soul left the body in the shape of a butterfly. The soft fluttering of a butterflies wings, like the flickering brightness of flame, was a symbol for the lightness of wandering spirits that would pass through the underworld on their night journey.
Featuring a solid black wood frame, each specimen features a delicately pinned butterfly with transparent wings articulated to reflect real butterfly’s wings. Mounted on a black background with raised levels of flowers and glittering celestial bodies, each shadow box enchants from every angle.
Artist Edition of 4
Black background with red artist seal (artist edition only)
Metallic moons and/or stars (not included in main edition)
Signed and numbered by the artist in gold ink
Materials and Specs:
Mohawk - Skin paper
Two Hole Mount
Height - 9.25”
Width - 9.25”
Depth - 2.875”