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averose13 Here is a video of the #ButterflyDreamMachine at the gallery with it's light show in effect. This how the butterflies look when you use the crank slowly. Again special thanks to Sean Forrester (@deathhaus) for all your help with the lighting! Materials: 18 butterflies, 2 diurnal moths that mimic butterflies, rubies, amethyst, pink sapphires, citrine, terminated quartz crystals, 14k gold, sterling silver, custom designed brass filigree, peacock feather, partridge feather, antique clock springs, antique ink well, antique brass butterfly, antique iron lock, vacuum tubes, a programmable 20 hour rechargeable light system, music box that plays "Try to Remember", and a 1927 book of adventure short stories. The Butterfly Dream Machine is NOW SHOWING at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Hollywood @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus Until Feb. 28th. www.laluzdejesus.com as part of the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b ) #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #motionmechanics #mechanicalart #steampunkart #butterflyart #butterflies #harrypotter #vacuumtubes #lightshow #steampunklightshow #rainbowlights 7h

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averose13 Video clip 3. In the Butterfly Dream Machine I took twenty of the largest most beautiful butterflies from around the world and transformed them into individual articulated mechanical mini sculptures adorned with Victorian filigree and precious gemstones. Built into a giant fantasy machine these mechanical butterflies can be brought back to life with the use of a magical hand crank in a stunning spectacle lit with glowing vacuum tubes. A large antique brass butterfly on the top of the machine can be turned to activate an enchanted music box that plays the tune, "Try to Remember". The base of the machine has a mysterious locked wooden cabinet. Whoever earns the key will gain access to a sacred maker's journal holding the secrets of the machine. NOW SHOWING at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Hollywood @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus Until -Feb. 28th. www.laluzdejesus.com as part of the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b ) #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #motionmechanics #mechanicalart #steampunkart #butterflyart #butterflies #harrypotter #ButterflyDreamMachine #magicalart 1d

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averose13 Video clip 2. The large brass butterfly is actually a key to a music box. When you wind it, the music box tune "Try to Remember" plays. The #ButterflyDreamMachine is NOW SHOWING at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Hollywood, CA @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. as part of the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b ) www.laluzdejesus.com #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #mechanicalart #steampunkart #butterflyart #butterflies #harrypotter #magicalart #trytoremember #butterflymusicbox 1d

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averose13 Video Clip 1. That wonderful moment when I first saw the #ButterflyDreamMachine with her lights on fully finished. *I know I look pretty silly but don't forget I haven't slept for days when I did this video. I literally finished making it. Took this video, then dropped it off at the gallery. Went back home to get dolled up for the show, went back to the gallery, and when it was all over I woke up days later stuck in bed with the flu. The Butterfly Dream Machine is NOW SHOWING at the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b ) at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. www.laluzdejesus.com #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #motionmechanics #mechanicalart #steampunkart #butterflyart #butterflies 1d

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averose13 Alright! Here is the #ButterflyDreamMachine finished with it's glorious lights on! I've been dying to post this all night but fevers were getting the best of me. * Special thanks to my friend Sean Forrester @deathhaus for not only coming up with this genius lighting plan which is way better than my original idea, but he helped program the lights! You're a total life saver! His macabre art is so dark and exquisite, you all should check him out! When I wake up I'll post videos. The Butterfly Dream Machine is NOW SHOWING at the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b ) at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. www.laluzdejesus.com #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #mechanicalart #steampunkart #butterflyart #butterflies #harrypotter #magicalart 2d

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averose13 Part 13 #artinprogress of the #ButterflyDreamMachine. 37. The light system installed into the bottom of the base needs ventilation. So I took apart an antique inkwell and turned it into two vent grills for the sides of the machine. The Butterfly Dream Machine is NOW SHOWING at the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b ) at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. www.laluzdejesus.com #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #makerjournal #mechanicalart #steampunkart #butterflyart #butterflies #antiques #inkwell 2d

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averose13 Part 12 #artinprogress of the #ButterflyDreamMachine. 36. "The Maker's Journal". So I took an antique book that is a collection of 100 of the best short stories on adventure since 1910. I added a piece of my custom designed filigree and a brass butterfly to the front. Inside of the book I altered the table of contents. Remember how I photographed, laminated and cut out images of the 20 butterflies? Well I put them into this maker's journal under the specimens section. I included their scientific name, their common name, and the place and date they were found. More maker secrets are included in this journal as well as the 2016 Ave Rose fine art collector's coin. The Butterfly Dream Machine is NOW SHOWING at the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b ) at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. www.laluzdejesus.com #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #makerjournal #mechanicalart #steampunkart #butterflyart #butterflies #antiquebook 2d

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averose13 Part 11 #artinprogress of the #ButterflyDreamMachine now standing over 5ft tall. 33. Installed mysterious wooden cabinet. * A special thank you to @kcmussman & Or for this gift. 34. Added some old chain and an antique iron lock. 35. Inserted sacred maker's journal. The Butterfly Dream Machine is NOW SHOWING at the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b ) at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. www.laluzdejesus.com #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #motionmechanics #mechanicalart #steampunkart #butterflyart #butterflies #antiquebook 2d

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averose13 Part 10 #artinprogress of the #ButterflyDreamMachine now standing over 5ft tall. 29. Add acrylic hexagon top created for me by the incredibly wonderful Craig of "Craig's Plastics" in West LA. 30. Sand & stain the wooden base & top (once again thanks to @marxidermy for help with this) 31. Take antique brass butterfly and use it as a key to a music box and attach both to the top. 32. Add wooden handle taken from an antique meat grinder. The Butterfly Dream Machine is NOW SHOWING at the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b ) at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. www.laluzdejesus.com #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #motionmechanics #mechanicalart #steampunkart #butterflyart #butterflies 2d

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averose13 Part 9 #artinprogress of the #ButterflyDreamMachine. 26. Carefully added the real butterflies. *some butterflies I had to make bodies for out of vintage bulbs. 27. Added brass filigree to the butterfly wings. 28. Added genuine rubies, amethysts, sapphires, & citrine gemstones set in 14 k gold to the butterfly bodies. There's still more progress shots to come and a video of it working! The Butterfly Dream Machine is NOW SHOWING at the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b ) at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. www.laluzdejesus.com #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #motionmechanics #mechanicalart #steampunkart #butterflyart #butterflies #birdwingbutterflies 2d

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averose13 Part 8 #artinprogress of the #ButterflyDreamMachine. 24. Added the vacuum tubes to the base's center. 25. Test real quick to see what it looks like with the light before adding the butterflies. *very special thank you to my apprentice and super talented friend, @marxidermy for your help! You've put in so many hours. I couldn't have finished without you! Everyone please check out his beautiful taxidermy art! The Butterfly Dream Machine is NOW SHOWING at the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b ) at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. www.laluzdejesus.com #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #motionmechanics #mechanicalart #steampunkart #vacuumtubes #glowingcrystals 3d

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averose13 Part 7 #artinprogress of the #ButterflyDreamMachine. 21. Cleaned over 100 vacuum tubes. 22. Paint cut pipe. *so glad I bought 2 big bags of cut pipe 5 years ago for no reason. I knew they'd come in handy one day. 23. Added the vacuum tubes to the pipes in prep for the base's center design. *very special thank you to my apprentice and super talented friend, @marxidermy for your help! You've put in so many hours. I couldn't have finished without you! Everyone please check out his beautiful taxidermy art! The Butterfly Dream Machine is NOW SHOWING at the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b)at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Hollywood @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. www.laluzdejesus.com #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #automaton #automatoninprogress #motionmechanics #mechanicalart #steampunkart #vacuumtubes 3d
  •   marxidermy Awww thanks Ave! It's always a pleasure working with you 3d

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averose13 Part 6 #artinprogress of the #ButterflyDreamMachine. 19. Added springs from antique clocks to each butterfly base. 20. Inserted a genuine terminated Quartz Crystal into the heart of each coil. The Butterfly Dream Machine is NOW SHOWING at the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b) at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Hollywood @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #butterflyart #automaton #automatoninprogress #motionmechanics #mechanicalart #steampunkart #terminatedquartz #quartzcrystal 3d

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averose13 Part 5 #artinprogress of the #ButterflyDreamMachine. 17. Frost the corners with glass frost. 18. Add my custom filigree over the frosted parts. * I created this filigree design and had someone acid etch it into brass sheets. Now showing at the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b) at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Hollywood @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #jackoffjill #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #butterflyart #automaton #automatoninprogress #motionmechanics #mechanicalart #steampunkart #filigree 3d
  •   hauntermaker Already a thing of beauty, design and motion. Would love to see this is full swing soon. 3d

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averose13 Part 4 #artinprogress of the #ButterflyDreamMachine. 13. Using metal inserts that normally hold the clock hands on a clock face I created shoes for my butterfly rods. 14. I attached the wing springs to the butterfly hinges. 15.Added the hinges and shoes to the rods. 16.(lower left) I added weights to the cams to counter balance the spring action and also added a reflective light shield to guide and focus the light to where I wanted it. For the Jessicka Addams (@jessickaaddams) & LINDSEY WAY art show with special guest artists me, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman (@dsullivanbeeman), Lena Rushing (@lenarushing), Peca (@peca.art), and Valarie Bermudez (@valarie.b) at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Hollywood @wackoandsoapplant @laluzdejesus NOW-Feb. 28th. #averose #averoseart #laluzdejesusgallery #jackoffjill #lindseyway #jessickaaddams #jessicka #femalerockstars #kineticart #fantasyart #movingsculpture #butterflyart #automaton #automatoninprogress #motionmechanics #mechanicalart #steampunkart 3d

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averose13 You may have noticed I disappeared from social media for a short while. Working on the Butterfly Dream Machine was so challenging I had to drop everything else to focus on it. And I want to give a special thanks to my husband @Treiops for also dropping everything to help me out or it wouldn't have been finished in time. I literally dropped it off only a few hours before the opening show. I hadn't slept for days and it was non-stop back breaking work for 3 weeks straight. I'm not kidding. The only breaks I took were to eat, bathroom, and maybe sleep for 3 or 4 hours. But the last few days before it was due I did not sleep at all. So if I seemed weird on opening night I apologize for I was barely managing trying to stand up straight. After the opening show I knocked out cold and woke up 3 days later with a very bad flu. I'm still sick in bed but I'm at least well enough to post again. So, without further adieu the posts after this will pick up where I left off in regards to the making of the Butterfly Dream Machine. #averose #averoseart 3d
  •   shirlperl Your Butterfly Dream Machine is exquisite!! Thank you for it! And you were wonderful and beautiful at the opening.... as always3d
  •   justineryden Feel better beautiful xo 3d
  •   rougheredge @averose13 I will be happy to see your machine! But please get healthy again! You yourself are "a dream machine" and you must be well in order to continue functioning at full potential 3d
  •   mommashon hope you feel even better tomorrow. 3d
  •   hauntermaker Hope to see you guys soon. GET SLEEP! 3d
  •   angelfreakinnova Hotties! 3d
  •   averose13 @shirlperl that means the world to me. 2d
  •   evgola Beautiful couple! 1d

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wackoandsoapplant We were afforded the rare chance to see artist @averose13's insanely detailed, taxidermic wonder 'The Butterfly Dream Machine' up close & took this photo to share with our followers. There are 18 butterflies, 2 diurnal moths, rubies, amethyst, pink sapphires, quartz, 14k gold, sterling silver, custom designed brass filigree & feathers in the piece. Crank the side handle & the butterflies fly. If you have yet to see Ave Rose's work in @laluzdejesus gallery, this impressive steampunk sculpture will be on display through February 28th. 4d

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marxidermy With Lindsey Way and @averose13 @laluzdejesus for the opening of "Please stop loving me / shitty teen" group show with @jessickaaddams if you're in the SoCal area do yourself a favor and check it out! @averose13 piece "The Butterfly Dream Machine" is absolutely stunning! #pleasestoplovingme #laluzdejesus #averose #marxidermy #lindseyway #shittyteen #Jessickaaddams #butterflydreammachine 6d

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