4657. Upfest 2022 (44)

SoFreeSo, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022
SoFreeSo, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022

It is obvious from many of my posts on Natural Adventures, that I like butterflies, and this outstanding piece from SoFreeSo is an absolute beauty. The Swiss artist specialises in dreamy portraits and butterflies, and her pieces really come to life through the eyes of her subjects.

SoFreeSo, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022
SoFreeSo, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022

There is a lot to like about this piece, the overall composition and colours work very well, especially on sunny days, and those drips are to die for. Interestingly, the incorporation of eyes onto the wings of butterflies is an idea created by mother nature (or evolution if you prefer), where many species of butterfly have developed ‘eye spots’ on their wings to mimic a larger, more scary animal and deter would-be predators.

Peacock Butterfly, Haiku 1
Peacock Butterfly, Haiku 1