With an almost silvery shimmer, this capiz adorned butterfly features feathery lines of shell radiating from its central core. This is punctuated with strong dashed lines done in a rusty metal finish that also spread from its body. Cool, calm, and beautiful, this butterfly emanates sophistication.
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.