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Photo: Metamorphosis
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Metamorphosis

Hilde DeBruyne
Iowa
Materials: Painted Metal
Selling Price: $20,000

Artist Statement:

“Metamorphosis” is a contemporary sculpture, consisting of simple, streamlined shapes that are opening up and remind us of wings. It refers to the tremendous transformation a butterfly has to go through. Butterflies are a symbol of transformation because of their impressive process of metamorphosis.

Photo: Hilde DeBruyne

About Hilde DeBruyne

Hilde DeBruyne is a Belgian-American artist living in Des Moines, Iowa. DeBruyne has successfully completed multiple public art projects throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Belgium. 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. Overall, her artwork has an energetic, warm and welcoming feel to it.

DeBruyne has successfully completed multiple public art projects throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Belgium. 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. Overall, her artwork has an energetic, warm and welcoming feel to it.

She usually works around a certain theme and explores this theme throughout a series of works. One of them is the “Metamorphosis” series where she explores the stages of the butterfly and its struggle to emerge out of the cocoon. Another one is the “Migration” Series.