Mary Quinn was born in Ireland into an artistic family, her Grandfather and Uncle were sculptors. She started off as a painter in her twenties, studying with Kenneth Webb the Irish Landscape Artist. It was only after marriage and 3 daughters that her attention inevitably turned to Sculpture. It took less than a year to convince her that working with clay gave her that "I have come home feeling". After studying the works of Rodin she spent the next 20 years perfecting her portrait skills
Sculpture: 'Blue Butterfly (Large Outsize Big Outside garden sculpture statue)' by Mary Quinn
Outsize Giant Big Garden Blue Butterfly Sculpture of an Enormous Blue Butterfly sculptures for sale created in resin Bronze and Clear Resin with a Blue Tint on its own 152 cm black painted Iron stand set into a 30 cm square Iron base. This sculpture is free standing and can also be pegged into a lawn or soft ground.) one 0f several Mary Quinn Big Beautiful Butterfly statues or statuettes for sale
About six months ago my attention was drawn to an article about the decline of many rare butterfly species around the world. `Natural butterfly habitats have been destroyed or affected by construction of housing and shopping developments, as well as by the use of pesticides and other chemicals.` quoted one newspaper. This inspired me to create my idea of a butterfly fighting back. I decided to make the little body larger than usual and give him a more striking appearance as if he is saying: `Hi Guys. Look at me, I am important and I am majestic and beautiful. Save me from Extinction!`
186 x 54 x 42 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 6 ft 1 1/4 in x 1 ft 9 1/4 in x 1 ft 4 1/2 in
Blue Butterfly (Large Outsize Big Outside garden sculpture statue)
Indoors and as a Garden Sculpture
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Peter de Sausmarez.
Dear Peter, Enclosed is photo of my lovely fox, placed into an area which I`m developing as a small bluebell and white birch woodland. I`m absolutely delighted with the sculpture! Would you please pass a copy on to Tessa (Hayward), with my thanks and very best wishes. Jenny
Mrs J. Gray, Hungerford Newtown, Berks, England, United Kingdom.