Flutterby, Butterfly, Blue eyes + Beads

Sarah ORourke

Joined November 2008

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Graphite, Pastels, Prismacolour Pencils + Black Ink on A5 Cartridge paper

I started this over a year ago. Very first attempt at graphite… I ended up doing the same drawing in ink instead. Well, similar, this one changed a little along the way… Maybe that’s why the butterflies flew in— Metamorphosis ♥

I’ll concede that this was an afterthought rather than direct inspiration, but seemingly, so appropriate:

“a dash of truth
spread thinly
Like a flag
On a popstar
On a Benzodiazapene”

From one of my favourite songs, Pancake by Tori Amos

It troubles me a little the way society cuts to celebrities to ribbons when they experience the same issues that so many ordinary people around the world do. The fact that they’re in the public eye doesn’t make them perfect— and i struggle with the idea that that is in some way justification for telling them so in cruel, trashy magazine articles.

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