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Oh sweet metamorphosis! Artist Michelle Stitzlein’s ‘Moth’ series is a collection of large, incredibly detailed, sculptures of moths created from recycled items such as: license plates, car parts, piano keys, broken china, rusty tin cans, electrical wire, bottle caps, mirrors, trash can lids, bicycle tires, scrap wood, aluminum siding, faucet handles, oil drum lids and phone hand sets.

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An individual 11-foot wide moth can take Stitzlein three weeks, working eight hours a day, to complete. Her sculptures can be broken down into pieces to be moved from place to place for reassembly and display.

Take a close look at each piece to fully appreciate the full array of recycled items that comprise each amazing piece.

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more photos after the jump:

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see more of the exhibit here

Michelle’s bio @ artgrange.com