canvas/acrylic, 30x80 cm, 2016
“Flying of Cabbage Butterfly” | Dariya Afanaseva
PublisherAugust 8, 2016 Art
[ written by Andreea Onofrei ]
„Flying of Cabbage Butterfly”, created by the Russian painter Dariya Afanaseva in London, in July 2016, has AAA – An Absolute Abstract as a central theme. The artist told us that when she started working on this painting she had no specific plan on her mind. She just trusted her instincts and feelings and allow them to lead her through the mysterious journey of creating this piece of art.
… Sensation, translated into the language of painting – this is probably Dariya’s main approach to creativity today. She sees a shift from a strict, orderly, decorative painting style to a free, effuse jet of internal mood via activation of its organic instincts.
So, looking at the painting of this young artist, we cannot but guess what its significance might be. We all know that the butterfly is a creature that embodies the beauty and that always delights our soul by its tenderness.
It can be seen as a symbol of personal transformation … butterfly can be associated with spiritual human evolution. The lessons of life are experienced by many times through some difficult situations and feelings that can later prove to be benefic for the evolution of the soul.
When we talk about transformation, one of the images that appears to our mind is that of the butterfly … most of the time we tend to forget about the process which this creature was forced to go through for getting in the form that we admire each and every time when we see it, namely, the struggle to transcend his own metamorphosis. In this painting, the artist has been focused on the last stage of a butterfly evolution – stretching its wings and flying into the unknown!
Exactly the same as the butterfly becomes free and starts to stretch its wings to fly, so we become confident in our new self and begin to feel free … more and more … enjoying our new reality.
Maybe the young painter created this artwork as an opportunity for us, the viewers and art lovers, to become aware of the changes in our life as well as of the way we relate to them – should we let them unfold harmoniously or should we oppose them by hardness?