“Writing in 1998 about the sorrow associated with extinction, veterinarian and author Mark Jermone Walters remarked, ‘When the tiny wings of the last Xerces blue butterfly ceased to flutter, our world grew quieter by a whisper and duller by a hue.’”
I’ve heard prayer be compared to a butterfly, as the butterfly often flutters around at first before aiming into a certain direction. If the natural world is a reflection of the spiritual, should we not perhaps ask ourselves the question what else has become or is fast becoming extinct…?
Oil on Canvas
61 cm x 76 cm