This butterfly can be described as stately, due the artist combination of the color pallet, patterns edged into the tin, and the mix of natural and handcrafted materials. The center of the butterfly is defined with a metallic red, accentuated with a raised pattern painted in gold. The center portion of the wings are crafted using capiz oyster shell, mirroring the patterns of the gold accents.
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.