Botanical mandala made entirely of preserved flowers, leaves, goldleaf, peacock feather tendrils, and butterfly wings on brass framed square glass.
One of a kind! 10" x 10" .
All materials on this piece are :
- Ethically sourced
- Hand-picked and preserved
- Sealed to protect against weathering, aging, and color fade.
This piece is an anthem for new beginnings, hope, and resilience. Through the dark of winter and the heaviness of the world, the sun continues to rise each morning--and so do we. May we remember that there is hope in each breath, that each day is a new beginning and opportunity to start fresh. At any moment we can choose to bring in habits, thought patterns, and changes that can bring us deeper into the timeline we choose to be living in. May this piece be a reminder of that opportunity that is always there, if we choose to see it.
This piece contains eucalyptus, yello daisy, zinnia, goldenrod, fern, alstroemeria leaf, lavender, queen anne's lace, goldelaf, peacock feather tendrils, Rhetenor blue morpho butterfly wings (Morpho rhetenor), and the wings of small orange Andean butterflies (species unknown).
This blue morpho butterfly was purchased from a sustainable butterfly sanctuary, and the small orange butterflies were collected by my grandmother on her farm in the Colombian Andes after a heavy storm, where they passed away. These beautiful creatures were all collected after passing away naturally, and are now honored and cherished forever.
Please read the Care Instruction section for more info!
~Each piece that I make is created in an intentional, devotional space. I sit with the plants and create whatever my inner vision directs me to. This is my sacred practice, and it is suffused with magic and love!~
-Not for outdoor placement, keep indoors to avoid water damage.-
Best to keep away from direct sunlight, as the plants will fade over time if placed in a window! The fading of plants is natural and does not take away from their beauty, but rather reminds us of the constant change in life. If you are okay with this, then a window is fine. But keep in mind--the colors will stay forever if kept away from direct strong light.