60 by 10 in.
Mixed Media on Silk
Year Created: 2009
Description: This Spiral is made of layered silk which has been stitched, dyed and painted. The painted lady butterfly migrates to England and other northern countries from the south every spring. As illustrated, thistle and stinging nettle are favorite foods for them.
Artist’s Comments: In the spring of 2009 an unusual and delightful invasion of millions of painted lady butterflies arrived in Great Briton from out of Africa. Their lively and beautiful fluttering inspired this spiral.