(Comma Butterfly - Polygonia c-album)
My land is surrounded by woodland (around 5 acres in all) with my pond and house in the middle. We are lucky enough to have these beautiful comma butterflies coming to visit. This is one of the reasons we moved here.
I am fascinated by the commas appearance. How its camouflaged scolloped edges and colours of the wings conceal them while they hibernate over winter amongst the dead vegetation.
Thankfully the comma butterfly is on the increase
after a severe decline in the twentieth century.
The delicate beauty of the butterfly with their transformation and rebirth brings change. This is my freedom.
The butterfly represents lightness and fickleness joy and bliss. It is very closely related to love and don't you just love a butterfly! Put together with the feather, which symbolises honor, trust, strength, wisdom, power and freedom. This can have such a significant meaning to us all.
This Comma Butterfly is painted using acrylics on a real goose feather from my own flock. (No birds were harmed in this process, I use maturally shed feathers, which I collect after feeding them.)
Solid oak frame measures 16cms x 20cms
This little cutie has been painted usuing acrylic paints. It has been professionally framed in solid oak with artglass. This glass is used by the finest museums. The glass is so transparent that you feel you can actucally touch the feather!