“Great Southern White”
By John A. Morrow
Date of issue- October 25, 2006
Number in edition- 500
Artist’s proofs- 50, canvas 100
Paper- Epson Matte
Printed by HMS Fine Art
Giclee print with pigmented inks
It is said that love is like a butterfly. If you hold it too tight it will crush. If you hold it too loose, it will fly away.
There is an abundance of poems written about butterflies, they seem to go together like cake and ice cream. Many of them make reference to childhood memories and when I thought about it, I recalled several times I had chased butterflies across a summer meadow (I still do). I guess most people have a childhood memory of a butterfly.
This Great Southern White is another one I discovered at the Key West Butterfly Conservatory. Not as spectacular as some, I was intrigued by the starkness of the light values and whispers of blues and greens against the deep green shadows of background foliage.
Reproduced by giclee printing from an acrylic painting on hardboard.