title: Birdwing

medium: Fine art photography (organic photo montage)

printing: Archival pigment ink (epson k3) museum quality.

year: 2010
edition: limited edition of 120.


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Birdwing, I created this image during the wet season, which is breeding time for the Birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera priamus). It is a time when the rainforest really comes alive. Colours are saturated, everything is growing fast and food is plentiful. The whole place is pulsating with life. I wanted this artwork to be singing & moving similar to the forest which has inspired it. Visualise this tropical artwork as a window into the natural world as vibrant birdwing butterflies move through the image, slowly revealing themselves as the more you look the more you see. A summer celebration! full of buzzing colour and a vivid reminder of how abundant life really is. This colourful feature peace is designed to open up internal space as we listen with our eyes and allow ourselves to be absorbed into this colourful work. The male birdwing is coloured in green gold and black. It is the largest species of butterfly found in Australia. The female has a wingspan of 20cm and has a slower, more relaxed flight than the Ulysses, which can also be seen in the rainforests of North Queensland.