Butterfly Love

Posted by Leon Sun

Silkscreened print, 15" x 12", July 2013

Finished the Butterfly Love print Tuesday. The image was inspired by the immigration rights movement which chose the butterfly as a symbol of free and natural migration.

The butterfly image also fits in with the Animals, Myth and Dreams series and is the most recent development of that theme. It is often through dreams that we feel most intensely, where our waking experiences are distilled into the essential. These dream-like and nightmarish images encapsulate the migrant’s experiences of separation, yearning and beautiful possibilities.

Some earlier working drawings and ideas:Migration no ice