The symbiotic relationship between the Zebra Swallowtail and the Pawpaw tree runs very deep; the latter being the sole food source for the young catterpillars. The butterfly's stunning black and white markings contrast starkly with the rich burgundy blossoms and vibrant greens of the Pawpaw fruit.
This beautiful collage begins as a hand cut lino block that is inked and run through an etching press. The embossed image is then hand painted with professional, lightfast watercolors; and the background meticulously cut and removed. A new background has been created using acrylic paint and inks, watercolor, and heavy Kozo paper mounted on fine watercolor paper. Finally, everything is collaged together to complete the work.
Artwork is museum mounted using an acid free mat and backing material, ready for framing. Overall mat is sized to fit a standard 8"X10" frame.