Butterflies sometimes take up to four generations migrating from one place to another… dying and birthing along the way to their desired destination.
As a totem for metamorphosis – these winged creatures speak even more to me as every immigrant experiences several deaths and rebirths during their journey.
There is death along the way – the concept of “homeland”, identity, belonging, security… In exchange there is also birth - opportunities for transformation, the freedom that comes from leaving everything you know behind, and previously unimaginable destinations (physical, emotional, and spiritual) for future generations.
These paintings vibrate with the contrasting forces within me. The chaos/control of highly detailed ink work and layers of loose color and scribbles. The tensions of being seen as a “model minority,” the pressures of being an immigrant, and my wild nature all dance together to create this emotional landscape.
Limited Edition print of watercolor, ink, graphite, pastel, and color pencil original.
Below are both the artwork and final framed sizes.
9 x 12.51: Fully framed/matted size - 16 x 19.5
12 x 16.68: Fully framed/matted size - 19 x 23.63
18 x 25.02: Fully framed/matted size - 25 x 32
24 x 33.37: Fully framed/matted size - 31 x 40.25
Frames are custom cut and hand-made by Framebridge, who ships them to you ready to hang. Framebridge’s mouldings are made of solid wood with premium finishes, including acid-free materials and acrylic with UV protection. Each frame is inspected by their experts to ensure perfection before it is shipped out to you from their studios here in the United States. International shipping is not available at this time.