iButterfly: States of Being 

Ongoing project - 2018 to date

Butterflies become an analogy for the rapid change (metamorphosis) we experience as our everyday routine alters and adjusts to new technological, social and environmental changes. A peacock butterfly searches for individualism, a white cabbage butterfly consumes social media, red admirals become one and the same as all others of the same species unidentifiable as an individual merging into a whole unit, a swallowtail is broken down into parts as it connects itself simultaneously to different spaces

This work depicts my experience of an online and offline socially constructed world where our dissipated selves are connected through multiple systems. The way we think and the way our brains are wired are influenced by the ever evolving notion of the networked-self where technology is evolving exponentially. Globalization’s widespread standardization produces de-differences that reduce characteristic differences such as that between individualism and the dissipated self, the self and the other, being connected and being alone, and homogenization and subjectivity.

oil painting; conceptual art; realism detail; butterfly painting; narrative; painting on canvas; juxtaposition; opart; pattern

Red Admiral

2021 - Oil on canvas - 120cm x 100cm

oil painting; conceptual art; realism detail; butterfly painting; narrative; painting on canvas; juxtaposition; opart; pattern

Monarch, Buckeye and Peacock on Flower 

2021 - Oil on canvas - 120cm x 100cm

oil painting; conceptual art; realism detail; butterfly painting; narrative; painting on canvas; juxtaposition; opart; pattern

African Queen Monarch, Blue Pansy and Spotted Blue Arab 

2021 - Oil on canvas - 120cm x 100cm

oil painting; conceptual art; realism detail; butterfly painting; narrative; painting on canvas; juxtaposition; pattern; surrealism

Painted Lady

2021 - Oil on canvas - 120cm x 60cm

oil painting; op art; conceptual art, abstraction detail; realisim detail; butterfly painting; painting on canvas

Peacock

2019 - Oil on canvas - 120cm x 150cm

oil painting; psychedelic art; conceptual art; realism detail; butterfly painting; painting on canvas

Red Admiral, Peacock and Small Copper

2019 - Oil on canvas - 140cm x 140cm

oil painting; conceptual art; realism detail; butterfly painting; painting on canvas; mixed media; monochromatic painting

Cabbage White

2018 - Oil, gesso, graphite and mixed media on canvas - 100cm x 100cm

oil painting; conceptual art; realism detail; butterfly painting; painting on canvas; juxtaposition

Swallowtail

2018 - Oil, gesso and graphite on canvas - 90cm x 210cm


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