Introducing ‘The Butterfly’ series, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s story of ‘The Butterfly’.
This butterfly’s aim is to find a beautiful flower for his wife. He has no qualms pointing out all the flaws of the various flowers that he finds along the way, and I’m sure we have all met a person like that before. However he spends far too long looking for ‘perfection’, that Autumn comes and all the flowers start to die off and he is left with no one. When he realises this, he settles for the Mint (because although not pretty, at least she smells nice), but she tells him it is ridiculous to get married in their old age. In the end the butterfly ends up an old bachelor, and comes to the realisation: “it is not enough merely to exist; I need freedom, sunshine, and a little flower for a companion”.
You can read the whole story here: http://hca.gilead.org.il/butterfl.html
Currently three of the four originals are available at Capital Art Gallery; one of them (Andersen’s Butterfly) has already sold. Prints of all four butterflies are also available on my Etsy shop. Please contact me if you’re interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
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