Creating "The Brazilian Amber"
This is truly one of my most favorite pieces! My main inspiration was the co,ours that inspired me so much; a burnt orange and a forest green. I thought for a while about a work that used those colours, and then my neice in-law sent a beautiful, small yellow butterfly from Ontario. I thought about embedding this butterfly in oil resin, how those resins would repel the acrcylics, and I realized that if i could pull it off, i would have lightning bolt like "voids" on the art work, surrounded by swirls of marbleized looking oranges, greens, and whites. Suddenly it all came together in my mind what I needed to do.