Description The timeless butterfly symbol of transformation, beauty and nature. It has been used in many cultures and religions for the idea of the spirit and soul. Sometimes overused as clich decorative element today, it still holds a very strong visual and intellectual power for me. This simplified and stylized form of butterfly was originally created in acrylic on canvas in dimensions 20x 16. It was inspired by Henri Matisse, his use of colors and cut-outs, by Pop Art and by Art Nouveau stylization of natural forms for decorative purposes. Thoughts about grandiosity and spiritual power of a butterfly brought to my mind names of Roman Emperors, after which series of butterfly paintings was loosely named, adding fun, colour and playfulness to the whole idea
Jarmila Kostliva, Vancouver Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement Collections of Photography, Illustrations and decorative art works in various media were created as an idea for contemporary home and office decor. I follow the inspired though about space, infused with light, vivid color themes and spirit. Offering my suggestions for timeless motivations, I look for unknown places in the world where you can live in harmony with nature, diverse cultures and places with history, feel inspired and elevated. Illustrations and photography in these works are a separate to my personal portfolio website where I explore art in more depth, ideas, concept and techniques.