Size: 30"W x 30"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
In Phase I of the "Good Morning" artwork series (Sunrise), the woman's face shines bright like the sun, radiating from the sky behind her as she gazes into her significant other's concealed eyes. She takes the form of a beautiful and highly respected monarch butterfly, emerging from her cocoon (sheet) and now has wings to fly away from the harsh life she once has to “pull” herself through in her past relationships (caterpillar form). A promise ring wraps around her index finger which expresses commitment to their relationship and a promise for a future together. They both lie in a garden of tulips, with their flower imparting a sense of grace and elegance and their meaning being perfect love (Red tulips = declaration of love, Yellow = joy and happiness). Surrounding us are other butterflies which represent wisdom and everlasting knowledge. Hovering above is a single white dove which symbolizes harmony, happiness, inner peace, and God who oversees and protects their relationship.
Cary Michael is a native of Mobile, Alabama and currently resides in Washington, DC. He earned his BS in Fine Arts from Florida A&M University, & MA in Design Management from Savannah College of Art and Design. Cary Michael currently serves in the capacity of a Design Examiner for the federal government and studio artist at Cheers Art Studio, while devoting his free time to his personal art and design work. He enjoys assisting clients with designs ranging from oil and acrylic paintings to graphic illustrations through his freelance business, SCM Design Solutions. His artwork has been featured in exhibits throughout the Washington, DC Metro area, Alabama and Florida, and is a part of permanent collections, including the Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey. He also enjoys being a socialite, planning small scale events, and is passionate about taking one’s imagination and making it into a reality. carymichael.com