Alina Eydel's gallery features her large scale, intricate and colorful mixed media images. Some, like the yellow mosaic self portrait below, incorporate meticulously laid swirls of glass beads.
The bottom work is a kaleidoscopic mosaic crafted from butterfly wings. Alina gets the wings from 17 farms around the globe. The electric blue wings come from Blue Morpho butterflies,
found in Mexican, Central American and South American rain forests.
These beautiful wings are taken from butterflies that have died naturally.
In addition to creating unusual and beautiful art, Alina feels she is helping to preserve rain forests
by helping provide a secondary income source that does not require trees to be harvested.