The Bride and the Butterfly Hunter by ArtPearl
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This image is based on a play by the Israeli playwright Nissim Aloni.
A young bride runs away from her wedding ceremony to a park where she meets a man who takes every Wednesday afternoon off work to come there and hunt butterflies. The play consists of their dialogs and monologues.
It wasnt the storyline or the details of their conversations that affected me so much. It was the situation, the futility of it all and the melancholy air – neither of them felt they belong where they came from, but they also did not belong where they came to. Although they had much in common, they didnt ‘find’ each other or even help each other. Just two lost people in the middle of nowhere relevant and nowhere significant to go…
In the play here where no robots, it wasnt in a desolate place, and there were no flying fish, but this is my take on the situation and the feelings.

My paintings(watercolor on paper/yupo) depict hypothetical scenes aimed at capturing ideas and moods.
My paintings are in private collections, juried exhibition, group & solo shows.
Selected Recent awards :
SDWS 2011-Best Miniature; 2012-3rd place, Juror’s commendation, Honorable Mention
SWAA: 3/2012 3rd place
Sojie12: 1st Place, Originality
Sojie 13: Excellence in Watercolor.
Sojie 14: 1st Place, Traditional
To buy originals or prints <13×19 b-mail me.

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Comments

  • Robert O'Neill
    Robert O'Neillover 6 years ago

    Extremely cool. Bizarre—but brilliant.

  • Thanks, I’m aiming for bizzare in most of my images, so that’s a nicecompliment.

    – ArtPearl

  • Anthony R. Plastino III
    Anthony R. Pla...over 6 years ago

    Very cool Pnina. Almost has a “Prometheus and Bob” flair :)

  • Thanks, Antony!

    – ArtPearl

  • hfrymark
    hfrymarkover 6 years ago

    very interesting, I love it

  • Thanks, glad you liked it.

    – ArtPearl

  • Gary  Crandall
    Gary Crandallover 6 years ago

    This is beautiful and haunting… and your description really resonates with the dilemma of the modern man… I’m a big fan of Albert Camus and this adds to that gnawing voice of lostness that never seems to go away…

  • Thanks Gary, I saw this play 30 years ago, but nothing much seems to have changed since :(

    – ArtPearl

  • Danilo Lejardi
    Danilo Lejardiover 6 years ago

    One of the most surrealistic artworks I´ve ever seen.

  • Danilo Lejardi
    Danilo Lejardiover 6 years ago

    One of the most surrealistic artworks I´ve ever seen.

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orrover 6 years ago

    Mashehu-mashehu, Pnina! Great! It was quite depressing, Nissim Aloni’s play, if I remember correctly…

  • dimsim
    dimsimover 6 years ago

    who doesn’t need to relax and ’fly fish now and then?

  • Cubixel
    Cubixelabout 6 years ago

    This is so cool!

  • Cubixel
    Cubixelabout 6 years ago

    Love your work!

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