This photo was taken in April of 2007 at the Discovery Kingdom Butterfly Habitat in Vallejo California. My first born was just three months old and I had no idea of the important transformation into motherhood I had just begun.
Similar to that of a caterpillar transforming into a beautiful butterfly, becoming a mother might seem like a long and arduous process; however, if we allow our children to be our greatest teachers, we'll finally emerge as exactly who we're meant to be in this lifetime. This concept is near and dear to my heart as well as a very significant part of my work.
The Paper Kite butterfly (Idea leuconoe), also known as the rice paper butterfly has a large wingspan of 12 to 14 cm.
Title: Lemon Rice Paper
Location: Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo California (2007)
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.