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Black Butterfly: the muse calendar by 


Sizing Information

Calendars-in
  • Printed to fit A3

Features

  • Tough wire binding and hanger
  • Stunningly sharp digital printing
  • Start the year with the month of your choice
  • 200gsm satin art paper with a tougher cover

It’s all about art and inspiration.
In my series of magical realist drawings, “Black Butterfly: The Muse,” the ethereal butterfly represents the artist’s muse and subjects are always those who are involved in the creative arts. In the summer of 2008, I had an unusual amount of butterfly sightings, especially black varieties. These occurred just as I was going through a burst of artistic creativity. I wrote my first poem in decades, about the encounters as metaphoric of the artist’s muse and began to include butterflies in a series of charcoal drawings executed on heavy weight frosted Mylar drafting film.

These drawings are meant to be noble representations of individual subjects, and also illustrative of the best aspects of our time: bringing together a wealth of influences, a recognition of art history, and a contemporary attitude, to create images that are of the moment, but that hopefully will also remain relevant in the future.

I specialize in figurative charcoal drawing. My work was recently shown and sold at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Current works delve into the realm of symbolism and magic realism.
All of my drawings are meant to be noble representations of individual subjects, and also bring together a wealth of influences, recognition of art history and myth and a contemporary attitude to create images that are of the moment, but hopefully will also remain relevant in the future.

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Comments

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 5 years ago

    Wonderful!!

  • Thank you Raven Soul! I sure enjoy creating these calendars! :)

    – Alice McMahon

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    A wonderful collection- BRAVO !! x

  • Thanks Anita.

    – Alice McMahon

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 5 years ago

    I need to get one! I would love to see one of those massive coffee table books with your work in it! COOOL!

  • I already have books available at blurb.com. Massive, no. Go there & search my name to see what’s available. Actually the BB book was created only half way through the series – should do a re-make. :)

    – Alice McMahon

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 5 years ago

    Beautiful calender Alice! And I agree with Rhinovangogh!! :))

  • Thanks Vicki, see my re to Rhino above.

    – Alice McMahon

  • sorina
    sorinaover 5 years ago

    stunning work throughout this calendar!

  • Thank you dear Sorina! xx

    – Alice McMahon

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanover 5 years ago

    absolutely beautiful and brilliant, i’m with rhino too, coffee table book !!

  • Details on books in my re to Rhino PJ! I might have a journal about it somewhere too. Thanks!

    – Alice McMahon

  • Lynsye Medalia
    Lynsye Medaliaover 5 years ago

    I have been waiting for this! :) YAY for Janis and her butterfly wings being on my b-day month! LOL

  • I did that on purpose Lynsye – LOL! Glad you like! xx

    – Alice McMahon

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 5 years ago

    brilliant work

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 5 years ago

    This is an absolutely splendid collection of your amazing works, Alice. I am in awe.

  • WonderlandGlass
    WonderlandGlassover 5 years ago

    brilliant!


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