"Butterfly Kiss” at first blush is a play on words. This sculpture takes 550 stainless steel butterfly forms and contours each individual to create an elaborate surface that represents a sensual pair of lips. The deeper meaning lies in the investigation of the collective unconscious as a kaleidoscope (the term for a group or gathering) of butterflies comes together in mass to communicate to the observer the form of these lips to remind us of the childhood practice of blinking on a loved ones cheek to impart a “butterfly kiss”.
-- Sculptor Mark Aeling
MATERIALS: Stainless Steel
DIMENSIONS: 12' X 12" X 2'
515 22nd Street South, Unit E
St. Petersburg, Florida 33712
Concept and Design: Mark Aeling
Installation and Fabrication Team: Mark Aeling, Chris Padow, George Retke, Tyler Houston
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Photography: Alex Kaufman
Process photography: Mark Aeling
Sculpture by Mark Aeling, Master sculptor
Copyright 2013. Mark Aeling. All Rights Reserved.