This butterfly is influenced by the Pipevine Swallowtail, which is common in the middle to eastern parts of the US. These swift fliers fly low to the ground and do not stay on a wall very long. The artist captured their cobalt blue color which is truly striking. Accent your wall with a color that has been given a stamp of approval by nature.
The basic frame of the insect is created using tin, which is powder coated with a black finish. The frame is reinforced using tin wire along the inner edge. 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 come through as tans and browns underneath the paint. The shell is then painted the bold colors you see. The entire front facing piece is carefully hand-painted keeping in mind the reflective qualities in the color of insects.