Description The Greek name for a butterfly is Psyche, and the same word means the soul. There is no illustration of the immortality of the soul so striking and beautiful as the butterfly, bursting on brilliant wings from the tomb in which it has lain, after a dull, grovelling, caterpillar existence, to flutter in the blaze of day and feed on the most fragrant and delicate productions of the spring. Psyche, then, is the human soul, which is purified by sufferings and misfortunes, and is thus prepared for the enjoyment of true and pure happiness. (From Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, chapter XI)
Jerry Bacik, Tarpon Springs, Florida Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement Jerry Bacik is an artist who explores the dimensions of creative expression through the digital media, his dreamlike imagery often borders on visual poetry, and his portraits take the viewer deep within another's soul.
A writer, an actor, a producer, a designer, a scenic artist, Jerry has spent his life in the pursuit of artful expression, spirituality and creativity. He once studied to be a priest, taught in schools, managed theaters, and even played Santa Clause in the Malls.
Jerry’s passion to create, breaks free from outside restrictions, his works vibrate with color and light, his subjects bursting with emotion and drama. Life is drama, and his portraits strive to represent the inner persona of an individual, sometimes fragmented and obscure, sometimes subdued or refined but always filled with emotion.