Created by Michael Protiva
Parnassius nomion, the Nomion Apollo, is a forest steppe butterfly which is found in the Urals, Altai, South Siberia, Amur and the Ussuri region, Mongolia, China and Korea. It is a member of the snow Apollo genus of the swallowtail family. Part of a new mixed media series on metal. Inspired by the artist's youth spent in the tropics of Venezuela. He saw these wondrous butterflies in their natural habitat daily.