Black Butterfly (in vintage frame) by Alice McMahon
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Black Butterfly (in vintage frame) by 


Bemusing muse

Black butterfly

Came through the ether

Mystical wings

Encircled me along the way

Enraptured on a summer day

Music painted on the sky

Black butterfly

Blown in from far off dust

Astral soul

Dressed in stardust

Black butterfly

Draw me perfect

Emergent from this coal black shell

Wet wings spread in joy to stand

Transformed

Flawless at the artist’s hand

Evanescent passion lies

In our wavelengths intertwined

Black butterfly

Never caught

Light gently in the mind

Bring luminous thought

© Alice McMahon White 2008

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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

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 7 years ago

    beautiful,,,,,,,

  • Thank you Sean!

    – Alice McMahon

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendover 6 years ago

    I can see how it inspired you

  • I wrote the poem after I had started the drawing. Then added the poem and the butterfly later. The frames are always a funky touch. Thanks for all the kind comments and favs Cate! ~ Alice

    – Alice McMahon

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendover 6 years ago

    I thought that you bought the frame first my mistake It goes so wonderfully with the work. You have a wonderful gift and inspire me greatly

  • Mark  Reep
    Mark Reepabout 3 years ago

    Your work and frame choices marry well. This one adds to the nice timeless feeling of the drawing. And the text works without intruding.

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