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Chrysozona gloriosus
("gold bands" "glorious")

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Specimen #01114, 8/28/2000

Wingspan: 4 inches (10 cm)

Composition: 12 karat gold filled wire, purple niobium wire, steel utility blades, golden fishhooks

Comments: Always did like this one, the dramatic purple and gold seemed so regal. This was also my first sculpture using a heavy coiled abdomen. Unfortunately, I managed to completely wreck this sculpture when I was trying to spray on a protective coating. I've tried to get the mangled coating off but now it just looks worse... At least I have these old pictures to show what it was like. Maybe someday I'll find some way to salvage it in a "redux" variation.

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