Elegant and warm, the metallic golds, oranges, and reds, invite feelings of autumn, family, and the holidays. This butterfly, with its falling leaves, invokes nature both in thought and in form. The artist uses capiz shell and texture to bring this piece to life. The upper wings focus on the symbol of fall, with the turning of the leaves. The bottom invoke the color of falls with the hues of oranges, reds, and golds.
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.