“Analog” is derived from a pinned butterfly that I keep in my studio. It is called the Common Cruiser, and it is native to forests in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Although color plays a role in unifying the butterfly and flowers in this painting, the two contrast in form. The butterfly is smooth and wiry, while the flowers are round and spiked. The element of disguise encourages the viewer to examine closely. This insect is irrelevant to our immediate reality but the intricate structure of its body is compelling. It seems hauntingly deliberate.
This painting will be featured at Laguna Beach City Hall from now until April 18.