Dimensions: 5" x 7"
Medium: Oil Paint
Description: In an instant, the delicate wings of a butterfly ignite into a flame. The Artist creates an incendiary atmosphere on a rich, dark backdrop. As the wings of the butterfly smolder and flicker we are reminded of the ephemeral nature of our own short lives here in the physical world.
Eros, the Greek God of Love, is often depicted burning insects that are identified as butterflies.
Eros' Burning Butterfly #1 is part of a collection of works by self-taught artist Bridget Kilgallon. Through her art, she attempts to communicate how we transmute times of trauma and loss into creative expression. Her works explore the polarity between beauty and darkness through the use of multi-media techniques that reach beyond the canvas. An uncomplicated motif, the butterfly integrates deep meaning with sublime references to the subconscious intuition and ancient symbolism.