Red-spotted purple

I framed this red-spotted purple (I think the person who named a lot of these butterflies was colorblind), Limenitis arthemis astyanax, with four layers of card- blue, orange-yellow and two brown, trying to replicate and highlight the colors in the butterfly. I think I did a pretty good job. Here’s a side view

Common buckeye shadow

This was the first insect shadowbox I made; I wanted to mount the insects, but the only shadowboxes I could find were so big they looked dwarfed- and then I was like ‘oh, yeah, I do a thing that could solve that’. Anyway, this is a common buckeye, Junonia coenia, collected by an entomology student…

Butterfly, float

Having a great fall break, cutting until my fingers hurt! Tried out a few new techniques and am super pleased how it turned out. It’s supposed to be a Antherina suraka, but I’m not sure it’s super identifiable. This piece should be available @ Southern Makers & Artists Collective, but if you’re interested in it…

Gulf fritillary shadowbox

Thought this gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) deserved a beautiful home, so I made this shadow box for it- tried to pick colors that would really show it off as it deserves. (All the insects I use were collected for entomology classes and then given to me when the classes were over). These intricate designs were…