23.2.09

Butterfly Angel is one of a series of angels and saints within the Katrina Collection. I have repeatedly used angels as metaphor for the volunteers who have come by the thousands to help us rebuild our lives. This particular piece is especially meaningful to me as the wood "body" of the angel is a slat from a small flower barrel given to me by a friend. Katrina unassembled the barrel, and the pieces ended up in my studio. The angel's head was created from polymer clay, and taken from a mold I made of a plaster god's head I picked up in Cyprus.The wings and the doorplate are of metal, and retrieved from a debris pile on the coast.  SOLD

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