Étreinte de Papillons" - original acrylic painting AVAILABLE $15,000 at Corey Helford Gallery, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 287-2340. Prints from $9.99 are here: http://www.strangeling.com/shop/fine-art-prints/etreinte-de-papillons/ (or go to Strangeling.com and search Papillons).
Original painting is 37" framed circular panel in a gorgeous frame (see additional photos), even more stunning in “real life.”
She is currently hanging at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. One of the largest paintings I have ever done, and certainly one of the most time consuming, this is one of my all time favourites. Étreinte de Papillons is a French name translating to “Embrace” or “Hug” of the Butterflies.
Inspired by documentary films I’ve seen of butterfly swarms, monarchs & blue morphos in particular - when traveling/migrating they often all rest upon the eyes & faces of animals - to drink their tears when there is not a nearby source of water. Referencing 16th century paintings of “garlanded” portraits (often of madonna & child scenes, or prominent people, etc.) since it’s part of the “Allusions” (references) category in my Allusions and Allegories show, there is a ton of classical flowers, leaves, insects, etc.
A portion of the proceeds from this painting will be donated to a charitable organization for Epidermolysis Bullosa - children born with Epidermolysis Bullosa are sometimes referred to as “Butterfly Children” or “Butterfly Babies.”
Please contact the gallery if you are interested, they will ship worldwide and offer flexible payment installment plans. Prints are all up at Strangeling.com =)
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