“Kneeling Butterfly”by: Kim Obrzut
The young maiden is pure. She is kneeling to symbolize preparation for womanhood or for marriage. The butterfly itself is a result of it’s journey through life, and change. The cloud and lightning symbols are powerful in natures ways. The young maiden looks towards her abundant future….
The process of creating a fine art piece out of stainless steel is similar to Bronze in many ways. The method is almost the same as with Bronze until it comes to being poured. The stainless bars are melted with an induction melt system to 3000 degrees. This is an electrical melting. The crucible used for pouring is designed for higher temperature and the induction process.
After assembling via welding, a contrast of bead blasting and polishing to a near mirror finish are added. A cold patina was added after the piece was entirely finished. And finally, the piece is bolted onto a granite base.
Medium: Stainless Steel
Edition Type: Limited
Edition Size: 24
Dimensions: 17"H 15"W 14.5"D
Subject: Hopi Maidens