Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
When I made this piece, it was my goal to blur the lines between humanity and nature. I created a portrait of a woman who is literally wearing butterflies in an almost symbiotic relationship. I also tried to show how my model was becoming one with nature by creating arm tattoos which paid tribute to butterfly wings with all their intricate and unique beauty. I made this piece by collaging many smaller acrylic paintings I did that I then transferred onto an aluminum panel using ultraviolet inks. The piece is prepared on a floating aluminum panel with a bracket attached that is ready to be hung that I personally guaranty can support the weight of the piece. Another great advantage of this medium is that the lifetime (continued color intensity, does not fade) of my pieces far exceed paper or canvas based alternatives.
As a child my high functioning autism made it hard to communicate with the world. My mother, a former art therapist who had previously worked with Autistic adults began doing art therapy with me. Through art I found my voice. Each day I paint or make art on my computer as a way to process my day and express myself emotionally. Art is a part of who I have become and I try to bring that creativity to everything I do.