The butterflies and the birds are a contemporary departure from the traditionally framed work. They are painted on what are essentially constructed boxes made of the same panel I use in my other work, and the wood stock that would otherwise become the frames. All certified sustainable. The butterflies are approximately 4.75" square, while the birds vary in size from 4.5" for the small heads to the large framed pieces that are much larger. The unframed metal leaf background pieces are 1.5" deep. The backgrounds are gold or silver leaf which makes the image really "pop". They are sealed with a clear acrylic to protect the metals from oxidation or tarnish. As with all of my work, I can customize special orders.