Making of "The Night Butterfly"

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

 

Using the maquette as a guide the oak leaf structure for the moth was made in Pilsen with sculptors, Wes Kim and Nathan Aldredge. The smaller veins were first bent in a vice, but the tree trunk worked best.

The next set of photos show the process for making the moth.  Clair Beeson was my helper.