Michelle Stitzlein

A Trashmagination artist who I have admired for years is Michelle Stitzlein. Recently, we visited Columbus Ohio, and I saw a whole bunch of giant butterfly / moth sculptures by Michelle at the science museum. I did not know her work was going to be there, and I was SO excited.

When I got home, I visited her website again, and that’s when I had a palm to forehead moment. Michelle lives just outside of Columbus and I could have visited her studio!! I mean, really, I have to plan better!

Anyhow, it was still thrilling to see her work in-person at the museum. I love how the antennae on this moth are made from open blue caps, like the kind from a shampoo bottle with a flip top?

Michelle Stitzlein's Nocturnal Indigo Gum Snout moth sculpture

Michelle Stitzlein’s Nocturnal Indigo Gum Snout moth sculpture

 

Michelle Stitzlein's Hemingray Millay moth sculpture

Michelle Stitzlein’s Hemingray Millay moth sculpture

Ochre Hornet Moth sculpture by Michelle Stitzlein

Ochre Hornet Moth sculpture by Michelle Stitzlein

Timely Emerald Hackberry moth - female - sculpture by Michelle Stitzlein

Timely Emerald Hackberry moth – female – sculpture by Michelle Stitzlein

Michelle Stitzlein sculpture of a Timely Emerald Hackberry male moth

Michelle Stitzlein sculpture of a Timely Emerald Hackberry male moth

I have requested her books for Christmas gifts. You can learn more about Michelle Stitzlein at her website, Art Grange.

 

 

 

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