Real monarch chrysalis and milkweed seed hanging

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All items are handmade and are one of a kind from foraged wild and domesticated plants. I collect whatever is in season on my daily walks, usually in the Philadelphia area. The composition of my pieces range from traditional (using whole, pressed flowers and leaves) to more abstract. Each piece involves laying jewelry-grade resin in several layers, over several sittings.

5 by 7 inch shadow box collage with real common milkweed seeds, leaves, and a real monarch chrysalis. The front is glass; the back is open. Dead chrysalis was found in a yard that was probably sprayed with pesticides just as the monarch was emerging. Milkweed seed pod was foraged, and seeds scattered across resin. Can be hung against a light colored wall, on a table top, or in a window with indirect light.

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