“Metamorphosis” – Mary Ruden

Aluminum (metal), stainless steel, steel (alloy)

From the artist:

This sculpture metamorphosis symbolizes life cycle, change, release and rebirth. The butterfly is a symbol of these life changes, and is a theme in my art. I have done butterfly counts for several years with naturalist organizations to monitor species’ numbers, and have done a pollination series of the rare ghost orchid in Florida. I taught art at the college level for years, and am focusing on sundials and large sculptures now. Metal is my preferred medium, and art photography is my second focus. I have photos of many rare species of butterflies and moths worldwide.