Framed print of original drawing done in ink by Holly Ulm has real butterfly wings mounted onto the image. Can be hung on a wall, or sit on a shelf. All images are archive quality inks, and paper. Paper has a shimmer to it making image appear more black or grey from different angles, lending itself well to the iridescence of the butterfly wing(s).
You will not receive the exact wings shown. All wings will be best sellers, and suit the art. Please include a note for color, size, or other requests.
All frames are handmade from pine, and painted black (raw wood, or other finishes may be requested) by a disabled Minnesota veteran. All frames are approximately 1.75" deep. Choose your size: 4x4, 5x7, 8x8, or 8x10.
In the 8x10 frame size there is the option to order "special" wings. These include: blue morpho wings; snake head moths; and other colorful rare large specimens.
We often do custom work for our framed art. Photographs, drawings, or silhouettes can be used. Art services available. Custom sizes may be accomidated with additional lead time, and additional fee. Simply request custom work from this listing.
..:::Where Do You Get the Butterflies?
No, we don’t use tiny harpoons to shoot down helpless butterflies. Our butterflies are purchased from conservation farms around the world, which funds efforts in butterfly repopulation and land conservation efforts. This not only helps the butterfly populations, it also allows us to use gorgeous exotic species! We do use the occasional found butterfly brought to us by gardeners, and travelers, too.
.:::Talismans of Change
Without change, there would be no butterflies. Butterflies are powerful symbols for change. We hope you'll find your butterfly is a talisman of courage for all of life’s changes, and grace for all of life’s choices.
.::: About Us
2 sets of hands spend equal time on each wing made at Isms. The artists are Holly A. Ulm, and Greg A. Sisco. Isms is dedicated to preserving nature through sustainable art; preserving butterfly populations; preserving butterfly habitats; and preserving real life relationships of integrity. We are an artisan family, and our studio is attached to our home in Nisswa, MN. All of our butterfly preserves are truly homemade!
.:::Is there a Need to Help Butterfly Populations?
Invertebrates on our planet have declined approximately 40% in the last 40 years. Monarch butterflies have plummeted in numbers so drastically that they are currently being petitioned for protected status under the endangered species act. There are 9 endangered species of butterfly in North America currently. Butterflies are long distance pollinators. We need ants to pollinate locally, honey bees to pollinate in about a 5 mile radius, AND we need butterflies to carry genetic diversity (up to 50 miles in a day) with their pollination. I'd like to see us work to keep butterflies on our planet. They're beautiful; they don't have stingers (or, suck blood); and they help plants grow for air, food, livestock, and more... I don't know about you, but I'd like to keep eating. The old fashioned way.
10% of every purchase is donated to the start-up of Falter Farm, a conservation effort of indigenous butterfly species in central Minnesota. Thank-you for your support.
Expect fast turn around times through the USPS. Special shipping services available upon request.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you have a problem, we'll figure out a solution. We're pretty nice about things. We're from Minnesota. It's in our contract.