The second piece for this show is made with Morpho butterflies (yes, I got off my high horse and used a few!). Because I feel that Blue Morphos are the epitome of your run-of-the-mill butterfly display, I have stayed away from them until now. Since it is my goal to make unique pieces, I knew I could only use the Blue Morphos when I had a special, unique idea for them. I think they work nicely in this piece. They are placed on hand-painted paper, and various butterfly chrysalides are "hidden" throughout. The title of this piece is "Humble Beginnings Remembered", remininding us that even the spectacular Blue Morpho comes from something that looks rather like a worm. It is framed in a black wood shadowbox and measures about 8x20 inches.
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