No Fear of Flying

Butterfly Habitat © Catherine Rutgers Emily Goodman – author of Plant Secrets – inspired me to think about butterflies in my art, which led, of course, to whizzing through dreamscapes. Agile brushstrokes, airborne sprites, birds or fish, gliding or jumping or falling through an atmosphere undefined.

But there aren’t actually any butterflies. The image at left, however, may be the perfect butterfly habitat, waiting with
a warm and colorful glow for a creature who has flown away for now.

Fish in Flight © Catherine Rutgers Through One © Catherine RutgersSpeed of Flight © Catherine RutgersBlue Bird © Catherine RutgersLike a Paradise © Catherine RutgersGlobal Jump © Catherine RutgersAll images in this post are original artwork by Catherine Rutgers © 2011.

About CatRutgers4Art

Original art by Catherine Rutgers, with musings on the media and the methods. Founded in 2010. “I believe in magic moments. Am not afraid to be sentimental, and adore a tweaked cliché. Two of my favorite pastimes are watching paint dry and observing green tendrils unfold.”
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3 Responses to No Fear of Flying

  1. Sandy says:

    Fear of Flying, shades of Erica Jong. (Whatever happened to EJ??) Love these, Catherine. Springy colour and lots of movement like things are moving, changing, in a positive direction – away from winter, dark, ‘greyge’!

    • Thank you, Sandy! A while ago I found Erica Jong’s “How to Save Your Own Life” aka “a new [in 1977] novel by the author of Fear of Flying” in our laundry-room book exchange. I can’t remember a thing from the book. But I love the title. Her current website opens with an audio of Ms. Jong reading her work. The verdict is out on my response.

      Meanwhile, your description of the images is perfect!! It’s a tough time of year, with all the flotsam of winter lying about and little green in sight. And when I step outside, it seems to always be colder than I thought it would be. Oh, that nasty chill that’s more bone-chilling than the snow. But I’d love to feel that memories of spring will be realized soon.

  2. And via Facebook: “The images are awesome, thanks Catherine.”
    Thank you, CatRutgers4art subscriber and FB friend!!

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