The “Papiliones” series features macro photographic visuals of a variety of butterfly species Cesarine photographed in Costa Rica in 2014, and abstracted between 2015-2016. Each medium format image is manipulated to present “butterfly blots,” her take on the psychological ink blots known as the Rorschach Test. The butterfly has traditionally represented a symbol of rebirth and transformation. The artist stated, “I went to Costa Rica to get away from the urban intensity of New York. While I was there I spent a lot of time in nature, and got an opportunity to photograph the wild butterflies of the region. The images inspired me to create this abstract series, which in many regards is a reflection on my own personal metamorphosis.” The series has been exhibited at The Untitled Space as well as at the Costa Verde Photography & Art Auction at Dune Studios, April, 2015, the Groundswell Art Benefit and Auction, October 2016, and was featured as an artwork for auction in the “Angel Ball” 2019 Supporting Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.
SERIES: PapilionesDATE: 2014-2016MEDIUM: Archival Ink Photographic Print on Premium Satin PaperEXHIBITED : "Vita et Mors" The Untitled Space, Costa Verde Photography & Art Auction at Dune Studios, April, 2015; Groundswell Art Benefit and Auction, October 2016; "Angel Ball" 2019 Supporting Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.DIMENSIONS: 11" x 14", "24" x 30" and 30" x 40" unless otherwise notedEDITION: Editions of 6 + 1APSALES NOTES: EDITIONS AVAILABLE / CONTACT FOR MORE INFO