Chances are you have seen the eastern tiger swallowtail at some point. This species can be seen in every state on the continent, as well as Canada and Mexico. Even though the males are colorful, the females carry more of the color and therefore inspired this realistic butterfly piece. Bringing this recreation of nature into your home will add design and color to your space.
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.