Artist Hiroko Otake
Medium: Color on Japanese paper, silver leaf, gold leaf, rock pigment
Dimensions: 35.7H x 35.7W in
Original Artwork Price: $18,500
"I started painting butterflies because I found a similarity between me and them. Like my life, butterflies and flowers are constantly exposed to the never-ending instants, veiled in uncertainty, where every minute of existence is constantly refreshed. And like the unrestricted changes observed in nature, I change and renew the shapes of butterflies in my works. Butterflies and flowers serve as perfect symbolism to express my impressions and feelings towards life."