This piece is currently on display at ArtWorks Vass in Vass, N.C. If you aren't going to be in that area anytime soon, (if you're a golfer, it is 20 minutes from Pinehurst) email me to commission a similar version.
Several of my pieces have the theme, SOAR. Whenever I see a bird soaring, I stop and stare. It brings me peace. I equate soaring with freedom, which is defined in part as, "the state of being unrestricted." Although I can't float on the breeze like a bird (well, I CHOOSE not to sky dive or do any other sports where humans fly through the air, LOL), my spirit is always free to SOAR.
This piece is 12 x 12 x .75 on birchwood cradleboard.
The floral butterfly is 3-D. Zoom in, and note that the butterfly's body is a hummingbird. The heart is made of tissue paper and matte medium, which acts like a glue. The butterfly at the bottom is made from the dictionary definition for the word, soar, and the body is the dictionary word, "soar."