Over the last few days when the sun is setting hundreds of dragonflies swarm above our home. We sit at our picnic table, watching in awe as they dart about. We wonder if they are feeding, although we also read that they tend to swarm when they are about to migrate.
When I came into the studio one morning I found a gigantic dragonfly dead on my workbench. After filling a few orders I decided to pay tribute to the insect.
I began with reticulating the body and carving out the details. I then sawed out and soldered the wings to the body, giving them a little texture with my rolling mill.
The dragonfly ia pendant and hangs on a leather cord that has adjustable handmade chain at one end. The cord/chain measures 16-18" in length.
The wingspan of the life-sized dragonfly is 3.75" and it is 2.5" from head to tail. It is one of a kind.