We went on honeymoon to Thailand. We went to a butterfly farm. Here we encountered the most magnificent clouds of multi-coloured butterflies. When I viewed images of plastic marine pollution, these same images of butterflies came to mind as plastic bags ‘flew’ graciously in the sea.
It took a long time to work out my colour palette for this piece. I eventually decided on these subtle complimentary colours. I made the butterflies from plastic I recycled from old school copy covers. I painted it with gold. I created the butterflies, melted and stuck them to the canvas. I want to portray a sense of hope and freedom in this piece.