Monday, September 8, 2008

Butterflies in Progress

Master craftsman Nico Giampietro fastens one of the butterfly sculptures he made for Selma's Butterfly Project. After sanding and priming, he delivers the butterflies to the artists for painting. At least 40 butterflies will line the downtown historic district shortly before Tale-Tellin' and Riverfront Market Day weekend Oct. 10-11 and be on display there for at least several weeks.
Giampietro is a native of Italy who studied carpentry with his grandfather, then went to Germany to learn advanced techniques. He owns Nico's Custom Woodwork and primarily makes custom kitchen cabinets. However, he has also designed and made custom furniture, including the furniture in his home.


dot said...

I wish I could see them. Maybe someone (like you hehe) will take pictures and post them on their blog.

Rambling Round said...

Hi Dot,
Just head on over and come see them after they "emerge." I do plan to post some photos too.

Virginia said...

Can't wait to see your photos!

Jules said...

Wow - what wonderfully big butterflies - would love to paint one myself!!!!