Saturday, March 12, 2011
Japan Quake & Butterflies
Just as I discovered these botanical butterfly prints yesterday I learned of the devastating earthquake in Japan and then the tsunami. I am reminded of how life can change in a moments time, so quickly, much like the life of a butterfly. I hope healing from the devastation and loss comes with bits of beauty and peace for all those affected.
These ten butterfly botanicals were in my photography portfolio from years ago. I had forgotten I stored them there for safekeeping. The prints are 9 x 12 inches, suitable for framing. I've taken a digital photo through plastic of each one so the visual quality suffers a bit as you see them here. The use of colors and contrasts in these prints were inspiring to me.
I decided to paint flowers with different colors of slip on a tile background of my black clay. Then I attached a sculpted butterfly sprig.
Here's another tile using the same technique.
I have one more tile cut so I better get busy before the clay gets too dry.
Comments are always welcome. Up next mail art, so please stop in again real soon.