I will admit that I’m no art expert, but there are plenty of famous paintings and sculptures that I do enjoy and have been lucky enough to see in person. Living in New Jersey I had many famous art museums in New York and Philadelphia I could visit as well as many others along my travels. But I think the art work on our beloved pressed pennies is certainly more up my ally. I really wish I had some artistic talent but unfortunately I do not. There are however so many very talented artists out in the world that you just never know what you are going to come across. That bring us to this amazing item that our friend Erica sent over and is kind of a mashup of pressed pennies and a more classic form of art. Let’s take a look at this beautiful butterfly.
This flattened penny creation is a combination of a spark plug, bike chain, and washers all welded together to form the body and wing structure. As we take a closer look at her wings, we can see they are adorned with some pressed pennies.
The pennies included in this piece are from the Lydia Mountain Gift Shop in Stanardsville, Virginia. Two of the designs are the same showing off the Old Wash House, and the other two designs show off the Lydia Mountains and Lodge. I checked on pennycollector.com and it appears these pennies are still available in case you are in the area and want to press a set for your collection. The listing did show a fourth design of the Shenandoah National Park which I would have loved if it was included in the butterfly replacing the duplicate design so that I had the full set on display here.
Our friend Erica did let me know that this item was not something she created but instead she somehow found it on Etsy before I came across it. I really think this is a fun and certainly a unique item I have never seen before. I don’t know if each butterfly comes with the same pressed pennies, or if different ones are available. I’m also hoping that maybe the artist will release other similar sculptures of different animals or creatures.
What do you think of this unique piece of pressed penny art? Let me know down in the comments below. Thank you for joining me again today and stay tuned for plenty more of these unique penny related items. Who knows what we will find next. Stay safe and as always Keep on Pressing!