Both Soon To Be No More
This painting was inspired by hearing about the two species, the Tiger
and Monarch Butterfly, are rapidly becoming endangered unless we, as caretakers
of this planet, do something to help them survive and thrive. Both species
being basically the same colors enhances the symbiotic relationship the
two species share even more. I painted this piece to be a visual awakening
for people to recognize the Tigers and their struggle to find and keep
a place on this planet. The Monarch butterfly has been disappearing before
our very eyes because of several causes. One being the frigid changes
in the climate where they winter over that has killed hundreds of thousands
of them. Another cause is the urban sprawl which is destroying the milkweed
plants native to our area that are necessary for their continued survival.
[watercolor painted in 2014 Winner of the 2015
People's Choice Award at the YWCA in Youngstown]
The YWCA Women Artists: A Celebration! annual art exhibition showcases
works by local, regional, and national women artists age 18 and older.
The juried show features all media, including paintings, drawings, photographs,
sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and metal work. 33rd Annual Women Artists:
A Celebration! YWCA of Youngstown June 20 - July 17, 2015 YWCA of Youngstown
25 W. Rayen Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44503 Download
Shown at Sans Moca Gallery 2016
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