Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Butterfly Studies

I can tell I am not going to get much blogging done this summer.... I am working on getting a web site up, doing some traveling, and am still in art-experiment mode.  I did these studies last summer.  On my evening bike rides I started collecting the small bodies of butterflies that had been hit by cars.  I pinned them to styrofoam, trying to simulate flying, and added blue backgrounds.

"We live between the act of awakening and the act of surrender. Each morning we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time; each night we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more. At birth we were awakened and emerged to become visible in the world. At death we will surrender again to the dark to become invisible. Awakening and surrender: they frame each day and each life; between them the journey where anything can happen, the beauty and the frailty."
                                                                                          - John O'Donohue

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