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Photo: Wings


Hilde DeBruyne
Materials: Mild Steel
Brennan Companies
Selling Price: $18,000

Artist Statement:

Wings is a contemporary sculpture, consisting of simple, streamlined shapes that are opening and remind us of wings. It refers to the tremendous transformation a butterfly must go through. Butterflies are a symbol of transformation, because of their impressive process of metamorphosis. By observing butterflies, we can relate to our own lives. Each of us transforms through multiple stages in our life: moments of growing pains, times of hunger and vulnerability followed by moments of tremendous energy, growth, wonder and amazement.

About Hilde DeBruyne

Hilde DeBruyne is a Belgian-American artist living in Cumming, Iowa. She is a sculptor and designer in clay, metal and bronze. Her artwork in metal is contemporary in style, often abstracted and organic in nature. She uses mild steel, Corten steel or aluminum and usually enriches the work with the use of bold, attractive colors. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in public and private collections.