A walking art exhibition at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Glass in Flight is a traveling art and science sculpture exhibit featuring over 21 steel and Dalle de Verre glass sculptures of gigantic, realistic insects. Created by Alex Heveri, each sculpture captures the essence of flight. Sunlight through the colored glass mimics the transparency and iridescence of insect wings, intensifying the illusion of movement and life. All dragonflies and some butterflies are mounted on 12-foot-tall poles, making these towering, glittering sculptures informative, engaging and simply enchanting.
Alex Heveri is a Tucson-based artist, attorney and sculptor who has been creating enormous steel and glass structures for more than 25 years. Glass in Flight represents more than three years of solo work. Her massive Dalle de Verre glass and steel sculptures of life like bees, butterflies, beetles and dragonflies weigh more than 10,000 lbs.