Manuela's Coils and Gourd Art Work -a Butterfly Sanctuary
Manuela had an odd shaped gourd cut, cleaned and stored in the studio, so she decided to make it into a butterfly sanctuary. She used crystal and metal butterflies together with her coiled basketry technique, her unique thread fabric and added hand made paper mache beads. Note the signature corded coils that loop and swirl about the gourd -an invitation to peek inside and stay awhile.
(I wonder what the reaction might be from the diverse population of insects, animals and birds if we added the gourd to the new deck landscaping. hmmm.)