This artwork is based on the wing-scales of the Ulysses Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio Ulysses).


The magical looking metallic blue and black butterfly found in northern Queensland, Australia as well as New Guinea, the Moluccas, Bismarck Archipelago and north-western Solomon Islands. 


This piece has a scattering of hand-embellished silver-metal-leaf scales as per placement on the original, to represent the light reflective qualities of the metallic scales of the butterfly. These catch the light and look very magical, especially at night when the light hits them or by candle light!


IMAGE #4: Is an example of the medium sized print framed (please note this is for example only, you are purchasing an unframed print from this shop but I am happy to help advise you on framing of course!)

BUTTERFLY WING-SCALES No.47 (Ulysses Swallowtail) / Limited Edition Print

  • These paintings are giant illustrations of the wing surface of a butterfly (or moth) wing, as seen under the microscope. The wings of these insects are carpeted in millions of tiny vibrant scales in an incredible variety of colours. Have you ever touched a butterfly or moth and noticed a fine dust on your fingertips? This is these tiny wing-scales sticking to your skin!


    /// Limited Edition fine art giclee print on a beautiful thick 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching paper with a subtle texture ///


    Made to order, please allow 2 - 5 weeks.