Five, fluttering butterflies are ready to complete their journey after taking a break from a long migration. The slender, metal body of each butterfly connects to colorful capiz-shell wings which catches light and adds shine. Each wing is framed using sturdy wrought iron and reinforced with a metal backing.
The basic frame of this piece is created using tin, which is powder coated with a black finish. The frame is reinforced using tin wire along the inner edge. The front of the body is adorned with capiz. Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz may come through as tans and browns underneath the hand-painted surface.