‘World’s largest butterfly sculpture’ to be unveiled in Valley

What’s being billed as “the world’s largest butterfly sculpture” will be unveiled at the Valley’s Butterfly Wonderland attraction on Friday, Jan. 27.

“Las Mariposas” — Spanish for “the butterflies” — is the creation of New Mexico artist Robert Romero. It’s 45 feet tall with a 25-foot wingspan. Made of stainless steel with lightweight internal structure that allows it to balance on a central contact point, it took a year to complete.
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