Airborne

Airborne

Airborne

Airborne

Airborne

Daniel Byrne

Airborne captures blue morpho butterflies in mid flight swirling in ascension in a frenetic busy cluster. The species is a migratory butterfly which naturally cluster on their long journeys when resting. This is a small study of around 43 blue morpho butterflies. The butterflies are displayed inside a bell jar. Each butterfly is double-sided and individually hand-cut, with black wire antennae. They are pierced and suspended on 1mm brass rods.

Each butterfly is fabricated in robust paper-based materials with a metallic reflective quality, and a further five processes including printing, die cutting, scoring, folding into a three dimensional form, finishing and pinning to the back board. This work represents days of precision, and the result is truly extraordinary and of exceptional quality.

The piece is labelled and signed by the artist. The piece is robust and securely packaged for shipping.

Dimensions: 15.8inx8.66in

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