Geisha tree lady detail with real butterflies


Carved and painted oak.

500mm(w) x 1700mm(h) x 350mm(d)

I like to work on a piece over a period of time. From the early concept it changes, developes and often takes on a life of its own. This piece actually started life being influenced by an African sculpture I’d seen in Montpellier before moving in its own direction. The “beehive” hairstyle is a throwback to an earlier idea of using bees but I opted for butterflies made from recycled copper tan.

Spot the real butterflies!

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