This piece is called "Metamorphosis".
The "Chrysalis" ( the bower in which the fae sits ) is created with the use of a gourd.
The interior of the gourd has been finished with a tempered glass mosaic.
On the exterior of the gourd I have used French letters, beautifully handwritten in 1807.
The trim around the open windows of the gourd is lined with tempered glass. The very top of the gourd is finished off with an ornate piece of metal work from the Victorian age.
I have sealed the floor of the Chrysalis, with real butterfly wings.
The Fae is hand sculpted and costumed in antique fabrics and trim.
Silk wedding gown netting, bead work, rhinestones and pieces of the 1807 French letter are all used for texture and design of her gown.
When she is placed within her bower, one can see her back and sides through the openings of the Chrysalis. Her wings are antique beadwork and in her hand she holds a beautiful glass butterfly. "Metamorphosis" is about transformation.... a shift in consciousness. It is a prayer for our planet.