This artwork is a sort of modern painted specimen of a real life moth called the Rothschild Silk Moth (Rothschildia eyrcina). This species is found from Mexico to Brazil and Paraguay. The wing span of the moth in real life is 15-20cm. This recreated artwork-specimen has a wing span of approximately 26cm. So a little larger that real life but other than that quite accurate! Although the brilliant purple colours and wing-patterns make this hard to believe it is a real creature!! (Look it up!) Butterflies get all the credit but there are so many beautiful moths in the world. And they play an important role in our ecosystems!
I have created this piece using artist grade water soluble crayons on yuppo paper. It is then carefully cut out and suspended between two pieces of glass in a wooden frame. I have signed and titled the piece on the back. It has a hook along the back top edge of the frame so it can be either hung or rested on a shelf.
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This is the ‘large’ size of my Moth Specimen Series.
Medium: Artist grade crayons on yuppo paper
Dimensions: 26 x 31cm
This piece is framed in a wooden frame with glass.