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Moon Child

Molly Burgess's avatar Molly Burgess

Moon Child is a fabric soft sculpture of a male Spanish Luna moth (Graellsia isabellae). Both forewings and hindwings are hand painted front and back, with a wire frame on the inside to hold their shape. The body and head are made from faux fur I've painted to emulate the moths body design and stuffed with poly fill. His legs are wire, hand wrapped in fabric. His antenna are feathers. To me, moths are one of natures most beautiful creations, and the Spanish Luna my be my favorite. The soft minty green color broken into sections by the dark brown of the veins, with the strikingly bright eyespots in the center of each make this species look almost like a design from the arts and crafts movement.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Medium: Fiber and Paint
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 14 inches