A Circle of Butterflies
"A Cicle of Butterflies' is all about metamorphosis! Mine, my art and this particular furniture project. Mine, from a child artist, to a business woman and back to a full time artist during the last 16 years. My art, from a landscape artist to a visionary artist collaborating with family and friend artists. And finally, a beat up and discarded wicker furniture's metamorphose into "A Circle of Butterflies". The vision of butterflies circling the table top came to me the moment I saw the old table. I have hundreds of butterflies in my gardens and frequently marvel over their transformation process while living my own. So the 16 butterflies joining wings represents my last 16 years of rejoining the art world! I also wanted to be craddled by the butterflies to remind me and anyone sitting at the table that they can change into something more beautiful any time they choose. My dad, Elton E. Warren, a wood worker made my interactive butterfly furniture design functional. He did this by applying his life long knowledge of creating sturdy long lived furniture. Lastly, my artist friend, Debbie Hawkins, created a beautiful butterfly mosaic bowl for the bottom center of the table to complete the metamorphosis in "The Circle of Butterflies".