Metamorphosis by udonchow

Photographic Prints


Sizing Information

Small 10.7" x 8.0"
Medium 16.1" x 12.0"
Large 21.5" x 16.0"
X large 26.8" x 20.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

Oil Pastel and Acrylic on old wood with slight digital enhancements

Ophelia, puzzled by the radical transformation that had taken place overnight to this butterfly friend of hers, thought to herself, “She was in a white thread-like casing yesterday, how did all that happen so fast? There must be something magical about that case!”

This is inspired by a book Hope For The Flowers by Trina Paulus.

This is a cute and yet thought provoking story about two caterpillars who because they mistake the meaning of their urge to get high, get entangled climbing a horrible “caterpillar pillar”. And for two caterpillars, we all know, surrendering to the cocoon is the only way to finally fly. Hope For the Flowers is a book that celebrates HOPE.

My fave lines from the book is “How does one become a butterfly?” She asked pensively. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” We are all meant to be as beautiful and free like the butterflies, that’s our destiny…as we free ourselves to be who we really are…and together with our innate talents,we bring hope to the world around us, bringing change inevitably around us :D

You can view and buy my other “Metamorphosis” creations from my Zazzle Gallery:


  • Kim  Magee
    Kim Mageeover 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much Kim!! :D

    – udonchow

  • Cazzie Cathcart
    Cazzie Cathcartover 6 years ago

    Ellen I Love this one and the message!!!! Just Beautiful hun!!! ((huggles))

  • So glad you love the message too, Cazzie! Many times we think we are just ugly looking caterpillars and we think we are going to remain like that for the rest of our lives and we envy others who are like buterflies….we failed to see that we all have the DNA in us to become butterflies ourselves, to succeed in life, to be brilliant in all that we are and do! :D

    – udonchow

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 6 years ago

    So lovely Ellen. Such a wonderful and thoughtful story. i love this video by Ivy

  • Thank you soooo much Pinky for sharing this video with me!! I just watched it and was so impressed and touched by the images….it’s just like the book “Hope For Flowers”…we are meant to fly and to shine….we have the DNA in us to be that :D

    – udonchow

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 6 years ago

    Its one of my favorite videos, but i always cry when i watch it

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 6 years ago

    Just beautiful !

  • Thank you so muchie Sylvia!!This butterfly will be flying to your beautiful flowers :D

    – udonchow

  • Midori Furze
    Midori Furzeover 6 years ago

    Wonderful work!!!
    : )))

  • Thank you MIdori!! Change is good! Cheers to change! :D

    – udonchow

  • Ujean1974
    Ujean1974over 6 years ago

    Ellen, the colors are amazingly beautiful first of all. The thoughtful eyes of Ophelia, calmly gazing at the butterfly, really seem to understand the true meaning of growing up. And her eyes look a bit sad too, and that tells me she even understands the fact that it’s inevitable for all of us to go through both happy & sad periods of life while we grow up. I bet she also knows we all can’t make our own life better without having hope. The painting is not only gorgeous & lovely but also carries beautiful philosophy. Really love this piece, dear Ellen!!!!

  • Thank you so much for loving and appreicating this piece,Ujean!:D Ophelia has many thoughts and reflections after witnessing this miraculous sight from nature :D She understood that struggle is indeed necessary in life….just like the caterpillar which went through a period of obsurity(and very likely a serious case of identity and inferiority complex) and feelings of uncertainty and discomfort in the cocoon….but this whole process is necessary for the caterpillar to emerge victorious as a butterfly…Ophelia realised that sometimes we need we cannot shortcut the process, there’s a pricetag for everything we want in life :D

    – udonchow

  • teegs
    teegsover 6 years ago


  • Thanks so much teegs!! Wishing you much freedom in flight towards your dreams :D

    – udonchow

  • udonchow
    udonchowover 6 years ago

    Since we are on butterflies and metamorphosis, just want to share some other works here too! :D

    I love this beautiful butterfly shot Here For You by my fellow bubbler friend Ozlem E :D Her gallery is like a garden full of fascinating surprises from nature :D

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 6 years ago

    Such a cheerful lift your work is…

  • Thank you Chuck, I hope it lifted you up!! :D

    – udonchow

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