Oil on panel
8 x 10 inches
Typically I choose subject matter based on what I feel holds beauty. Not until I'm painting do I begin to contemplate the meaning and unconscious reasons for being drawn to a particular subject. Butterfly explores transition and transformation. The butterfly is symbolic of the soul and rebirth. It has a naturally beautiful process of metamorphosis. Changes can result in upheaval and unrest; or like the butterfly, it can be accepted with a sense of grace and hope. The gamble is how we choose to accept and deal with change in our lives.
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City