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Common Blue

Shawn Hensley's avatar Shawn Hensley

An eight foot mixed-medium indoor sculpture of a mechanical butterfly atop a dandelion. Made with a 1920's Harley Davidson engine, plastic, steel, papier-mâché, and hand felted wool. The sculpture's position is customizable and the entire mechanism is handmade and intricate. The mechanisms serve a purpose rather than a found object sculpture. The title, "Common Blue," is named after the common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus -- in the family Lycaenidae) and the common dandelion. The sculpture is free standing and the base is over 100 pounds to keep it steady. Please contact the artist for more photos.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4'
  • Medium: Mixed medium
  • Width: 4'
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 8'