This photo was taken in May of 2019 at the Turtle Bay Discovery Park Butterfly Habitat in Redding California, just one day before my 42nd birthday. For my birthday present, I asked that my family go with me to visit the butterfly habitat because I was dying to take some new butterfly photos to add to my 'Transformation' collection.
Now being firmly on the other side of my transformation into motherhood, I really appreciate the journey of the caterpillar and am still fascinated by the beauty of the butterflies.
It was definitely a long and arduous transformation into motherhood, but with my children as my teachers, I have emerged as exactly who I was always meant to be in this life. This concept is a very significant part of my work.
The Zebra Longwing butterfly (Heliconius charithonia), is a species of butterfly belonging to the subfamily Heliconiinae of the family Nymphalidae.
Title: Zebra Sunshine
Location: Turtle Bay Discovery Park, Redding California (2019)
Frame Size: Exterior Frame - 26" x 36"
Frame Materials:Stained pine wood with hinged door and magnetic closure
Frame Hanger:Wall Mounted with 18" metal french cleat
Media: 20" x 30" Aluminum Print
Photographer: Cynthia Soszka
Handmade functional art that does double duty! On the outside this looks like a beautiful piece of art floating in a modern rustic farm house style frame. On the inside, it's hidden storage for anything you'd like. It's shown here with hooks for jewelry*, but it could be used for holding other items like keys, mail, etc. Please email me at info@WhatYouSeekIsWithin.com if you'd like other options.
I created this piece as a solution to one of my most obnoxious problems, a messy bathroom. I prefer to keep my bathroom clean, but the amount of jewelry I have makes it difficult. I've had many jewelry boxes over the years, but none that really satisfied my needs. I love that I don't have to look at the clutter of all my jewelry, it's not taking up space on my counter, and the photograph provides a serene feeling as I get ready every morning.