Customizable: Airborne - handcut paper based butterflies
This piece is available for immediate shipment. We also have the same piece in silver and gold (images provided) for ...
more This piece is available for immediate shipment. We also have the same piece in silver and gold (images provided) for the same price. We have experience of packing and protecting these bell jars for shipment and goods travel fully insured for peace of mind.
Airborne captures Monarch butterflies in mid flight swirling in ascension in a frenetic busy cluster. The species is a migratory butterfly which naturally cluster on their long journeys when resting. This is a small study of around 43 Monarch butterflies. The butterflies are displayed inside a bell jar. Each butterfly is double-sided and individually hand cut, with black wire antennae. They are pierced and suspended on 1mm brass rods.
Each butterfly is fabricated in robust paper-based materials with a metallic reflective quality, and a further five processes including printing, die cutting, scoring, folding into a 3Dimensional form, finishing and pinning to the back board. This work represents days of precision, and the result is truly extraordinary and of exceptional quality.
Daniel Byrne transforms natures most arresting specimens into living beings by reimagining the poses and formations of real life and translating these into compositions that help us connect with them. He has a focus on the drama of the natural world and the potential of colour and pattern presented in multiples. His work incorporates butterflies, with their varying colours and wing patterns, birds and fish - all lending themselves particularly well to graphic compositions
To Byrne, the natural world creates beautiful patterns out of what can seem to be random and chaotic. Yet this chaos is choreographed by the creatures themselves – be it by communication or a shared motivation.
The piece is labelled and signed by the artist.
Note: We also have these blue (see gallery listings) and in gold and silver (images to follow) less