Close up of ‘Positano Prickly Pear’. Another great session with @brockqpiper exploring abstract art making at @studyartmelbourne today. #acryliconcanvaspaper #artclass
"Kaleidoscope" - Acrylic on canvas paper A4 size ©Angela Datseri 2018
This piece is a different one compared to what I usually make. It even has a long journey behind of it, as I made many different outcomes before getting in this one. I even destroyed one of the previous ones, as it crossed the line of being to personal for me.
More in depth about the meaning behind this piece:
This was a part of my college about Wellbeing. I chose to focus on depression.
Black butterflies, in some cultures, symbolise death or misfortune and in other cultures, they are the symbol of rebirth and change. Having the butterflies sitting on the side of the man's head, also represents the dark thoughts taking over of someone who suffers for depression. With this piece, I wanted to show that even though it might feel impossible to get out of it, it is still a situation that can be changed for the better.
As about the title of this piece, one of my classmates suggested to search what a swarm of butterflies is being called, which I did and found out it is called "Kaleidoscope". Kaleidoscope is a tool that disturbs the reality and makes us look at things differently. Naming my piece "Kaleidoscope", matched the message I wanted to pass beautifuly, so I knew this was how I needed to name it right away. 🌹
I hope that you like it 😊
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