Cairns Birdwing butterfly in Concentric 2


Artist: Laresa Perlman

Medium : Ink, acrylics on Hahnemuhle 300 gr Matt paper
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Unique73 x 73Painting (ink, acrylics)Hahnemuhle 300 gr Matt papercrate

Size:  Art work 53 cm, 73 cm x 73 cm framed

{Framed with Art glass, anti-reflective, UV protected}

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SKU: CC Cairns Birdwing 2 Categories: , , Tag:

Wholeness, oneness, never-ending circle/cycles of life, the eternal constant, cycles of change, unity, perfection, inclusive, boundaries. Circles, have no corner, edge, or ending, to mark where one line ends and another one begins. Circles hold and contain energy, so that cycles of growth can exist within them.

This concentric circle is based on the Cairns birdwing butterfly, the largest species of butterfly found in Australia, specifically the male, The male birdwing is green, yellow gold and black and is very colorful. Interestingly the males are smaller than the females.

The delicate, engaging butterfly represents spiritual rebirth, transformation, creativity, endless potential, vibrant joy, change, ascension, and an ability to experience the wonder of life. The magnificent life of the butterfly closely mirrors the process of spiritual transformation as we each have the possibility to be reborn through going within.

Some interesting information on how this artwork was created:

This concentric circle was created with a specially designed spinning device. The spinning device concept came about after Laresa, wanted to have a rotating easel to make working on geometric art works a lot easier on the shoulders. Her first spinning device was made out the rotisserie motor of her braai (barbeque). She woke up early one morning and dismantled the family braai. She then made a very primitive rotating device that she burnt out within a few days. And so, the process began of refining what she needed the final unit to do. The process of refining the device took approximately 2 years with a lot of sketches, homemade prototypes, and designs. Now Laresa has a unit that can be used in all the ways she has in her mind. Her final design with all the alterations and amendments was put together by an engineering company in Cape Town.

The various units she designs to execute her artwork, is an integral part of her process of creation. To date she has come up with 3 main designs, with each having their own unique functions with various appendages.






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Hahnemuhle 300 gr Matt paper


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Art Glass

This artwork is framed in Art Glass.
ARTGLASS AR 70: Artglass AR 70 reveals true colours and texture of the art. Thanks to its anti-reflective coating, which reduces unwanted reflections to less than 1%, nothing will prevent one from viewing the actual content of the framed item. Moreover Artglass AR 70™ has a smooth surface that allows for details to emerge unaltered. The glass is low iron glass (no green tint) and has a green reflection.