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A Look Into Our Butterfly Mobile Project

Last fall our hard-working crew at Banner Art Studio worked on sculptural, interior suspended butterflies.  Each butterfly mobile that we create is unique in color and shape and everyone at the production studio enjoyed working on the project. We, here at Banner Art Studio, added our own in-house welder for the stainless steel armatures last fall. Forced upon owner Mettje Swift during COVID19, the addition of this welder has become a wonderful new part of their fabrication capability. As an artist, Mettje can now bend, adjust bends, and smooth bends for her structural suspended banners, butterfly mobiles and much more. She can also work closely with the welder on all of the frames.

Each sculptural butterfly in this project was about 4 X 5 X 2 feet in size, which is rather small for the studio. However, these butterfly mobiles were meant to be clustered at different levels. Each hanging butterfly mobile is balanced and hung on a “bridle” by a fine airline cable that connects three points on the frame and meet at the apex of the triangle.

Using the architect’s ceiling plan and her suggested placement of the singular sculptural elements of the art installation, we created a layout for this suspended art installation.

Above is an early rendering of our butterfly mobile designs that were created using Adobe Illustrator.

Artist/designer Mettje Swift is shown here shaping the armatures for the butterfly frame.

Assistant Aaron Noller watches as the latest hanging butterfly moves in the interior currents of the building.

One of the final products for this project was a white and lime green butterfly. These colors represent the shades of new innocence.

Contact Banner Art Studio

Embrace creativity through Banner Art Studio’s Suspended Art Installations, Butterfly Mobiles, Across The Street Banners and Art Installations. If you would like to connect with Mettje about installing one of these works into your location then please call (719) 657-2967 or use the online contact form.

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