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Wind, one of the series of butterflies exhibited at the IDEX art installation.
Wind, a butterfly, a one fo a kind figurative sculpture finely hand crafted by Jane Darin.
FAcial expression, a specialty of Jane Darin's figurative cloth art sculptures.
a fully jointed art doll, Winds, a Butterfly, made by Jane Darin,
If you are enjoying these two butterflies, Wind and Wings, then lucky for you, two butterflies and a bat remain from my art installation, "Butterfly Experience" from which to select your favorite. Which one will you pick for your personal collection, "WISH" in her royal purple hues, "WHISPER" in her rich peaches and browns or perhaps "FLUTTER," the bat, for her boldness and candor? (Each highlighted name takes you to another page.)
Maybe you'll want all three. These ladies add warmth and beauty to any area of a room whether in your home or at your office. Any one could be yours just because they make you smile or because they touch you in some way. You deserve to have one. So why not? . . .

Any one of them can give you hours of pleasure just looking at and touching her and best of all, you can change her positions. You can play with line, shape and balance as I do. You could set her with a bouquet of flowers or some candles and create a centerpiece for your table. 

They sold for $900.00 each.

  • Size: 13" tall 

  • Face: needle sculpted imported Swiss Pima cotton knit, hand painted  

  • Base: fabric, wire, wood, brass flower 

  • Series: Butterfly Experience

  • Jointing: buttons, waxed linen thread

  • Wings: cotton, buttons

  • Hair: mohair, yarn, a peacock feather, a sea shell


When I went to the Butterfly Encounter at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, I was excited to have a butterfly land on my hand for a period of time giving me the chance to see it up close, to watch the wings slowly unfold, to feel the soft touch of the feet. They are such incredible creatures.

Then when I was invited to do an art installation at IDEX in San Francisco, it came to me to recreate this feeling for everyone. In a 12 by 12 x 8 high space, I created an aviary as a green healing space with art dolls representing butterflies, a bat and garden fairies

People were able to first experience this from outside the space because of the translucent hand painted gauze covering. As they came closer to the installation and entered the space, they heard the soft sounds of a water fountain and meditative piano music.

Best of all for me, it was the weekend of my sixtieth birthday. My present was to enjoy people's responses to the space I created for them. Now you still have a change to imagine that space and feeling in your own home or office. It will transport you into a meditation and away from your stresses. What else but ice cream can do this?
To see photos of the IDEX art installation FOLLOW ME HERE.