|Fused Glass Dichroic Butterfly on a Pool of Aventurine Blue|
Each wing is created from a quilt of colored dichroic glass sandwiched between a bottom layer of Bulleye black and a top layer of Tekta clear. As the dichroic glass softens into the black base, veins are formed. The top clear layer rounds over the colors forming a magnification and also a distortion as the light catches the undulations of the wing edges.
|Fused Glass Dichroic Butterfly Wing Construction|
These wings were heated to 1475 degrees Fahrenheit to achieve a full fuse. The finished wings were tacked to the aventurine blue base tile along with the body, antennae and compound eyes capable of viewing ultra violet light.
|Fused Glass Dichroic Butterfly Wing Color Shift|
When each wing is viewed from different angles, the hues shift. Light dances across the surface creating a show color.