HART GLASSbutterflies & moths
My fascination with nature’s unparalleled artistry and diversity is equally limitless, inspiring me to create my glass butterfly and moth sculptures. The meticulous detailing is driven by a desire to represent these endangered and rare creatures as vibrant living organisms; beautiful, precious and delicate.
Future works featuring the butterflies in the upcoming, ‘Studies in natural habitat,’ are in development; including collaborations with some of the most talented glass blowers and hot sculptors in the UK.
The ‘Life Study,’ sculptures are unique and will not be repeated. With many species of butterfly and moth teetering on the brink of existence in our ever-decreasing world, I create only one of each species or sub-species, their uniqueness and fragility accentuating the real threat of extinction these glorious creatures face due to human activity.
Each study specimen is painstakingly recreated to emulate its natural counterpart. The wings are created by fusing glass in several stages and the bodies are cast in glass using the lost wax process and pate de verre techniques. The breast plate, legs, antennae and proboscis are fashioned from sterling silver to create anatomical detail.
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** EDITIONS CLOSED **
This collection is now sold and no longer available, images remain as an archive.
Photography by Ester Segarra
If you would like more information about any of the artworks or would like to discuss commissioning a special glasswork piece yourself, please submit your details and I will contact you within a few days.