This quilt is inspired by the Large Orange Sulphur butterfly, native to my state of Louisiana. While researching butterflies, I discovered that the Large Orange Sulphur has hidden UV patterns on its wings, visible only to animals with UV perception.
Butterfly and background fabrics were hand dyed in the artist’s own unique colors and patterns, and the lower edge of the quilt is shaped to the contour of the butterfly’s wing. The UV patterns are layered with a slightly iridescent organza. The body was made with threadwork, and colored pencil shading helps the image come to life.