Vessel Gallery London - Contemporary Art-Glass Sculpture and Decorative Art. Exhibitions, Sales and Commissions.

Laura Hart

Dragon Swallowtail Butterfly



Dragon Swallowtail Butterfly




H 24 cm W 23 cm D 8 cm


Glass and sterling silver




Hart's butterflies and moths incorporate fused glass with various decorative elements, cast glass and sterling silver legs, antenna and proboscis - all silver is hall marked.
Either sold as they are or each can be accompanied with either glass dome or round 40cm museum quality case (40cm diameter and 12cm high) constructed of clear acrylic with a white lacquered back board.
Price with either case is £2500.
In her own words:
"My work centres on the conservation of endangered flora and fauna; celebrating the sublime architecture of nature, whilst emphasising the fragility of individual species in the medium of glass.
Whilst my orchid and wild flower collections are influenced by Georgia O’Keefe’s large-scale flower paintings, the meticulous detailing in my Lepidoptera series is driven by the desire to represent endangered and rare butterflies as vibrant living creatures; beautiful, precious and delicate. I create only one of each species or sub-species, their uniqueness and fragility accentuating the real threat of extinction these glorious creatures face due to human activity”

Laura Hart

Dragon Swallowtail Butterfly