Here is a whole series of paintings (they're small and displayed all together) that I totally forgot about, even though I look at them every single day, because they are mounted in my living room wall. I have a wonderful book, BUTTERFLY, the photographs of Thomas Marent, which I bought in 2008. It is one of those rare books I keep on a table to look at when I need an eyeful of wonder and beauty. My little paintings are from that book......each one is really a meditation on Mr. Marent's photo, forcing me to really see them.
I first began painting the butterflies for my brother, who was in a coma for over 6 years before he died.......the metaphor of the butterfly, the transformation of the soul, was important. Now I just enjoy them for myself, although the metaphor, and the living truth of such amazing creatures.....is more important than ever.