2 months ago I was commissioned to produce a piece of butterfly art for a client who had a poignant reason for doing so. Here is her story.
Some 7 years ago my client’s daughter passed away at age 11. During the interment service a large butterfly flew into the hall and since then my client has felt a strong spiritual connection to her daughter through butterflies. Having acquired a large display of real butterflies from the Natural History Museum, the client decided that she would commission me to incorporate 11 of her real butterflies into 750 of my feather varieties. Introduced to me by Tania Baxter Gallery this commission was a labour of love, as I am passionate about my work. It was not however created without substantial stress as the real butterflies were very fragile and easily damaged. Fortunately, I had a number of spares that I could use when the damage was too great.
Last Friday I delivered the work to a delightful & gracious client who loves the work and feels a little closer to her beloved daughter.
Michael Olsen Feb 12th, 2018