(4) Installation day

August 15, 2011

I added many more butterflies to the walls of the Calusa Nature Center today...including three of artist Cheri Bosela's small butterflies to the main cloud.

© Cheri Bosela

© Cheri Bosela

© Cheri Bosela

I adhered the circular emblem I made for The Butterfly Project to the side wall.

And I put up more of the donated artwork on the two walls that are closest to the butterfly aviary...

There are still more butterflies to install tomorrow and a bunch of little filler flies that I will use to fill in the cloud. I'm hoping to start grouting tomorrow if I have time.

Today was the first weekday that the nature center has been open since I started the installation. It was interesting to see the visitors' reactions to the butterflies. Everyone was very enthusiastic about the project. Some people tiptoed around me as I worked, some stopped and took pictures and one family asked if they could take one of the butterflies home!

I anticipated that response so at some point in the future I will be offering visitors the chance to purchase a butterfly for the wall. The Calusa Nature Center will receive 50% of the proceeds. It's a win for everyone!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you got your name on there somewhere. :) Looking beautiful!!


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