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in the winter woods, by constance widen
Tags: Leafless Tree, Copper Butterfly, Monochrome, White grassheads, Black tree, Winter, Surreal, Fantasy
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in the winter woods

by constance widen
Medium
Traditional
Artist Notes
As I was creating this bleak winter scene in monochrome, I was considering painting a single dead leaf that had fallen from the tree. Somehow this leaf transformed itself into a floating copper butterfly. The was reinforced by what Edith Wharton had written, "They seemed to come upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods." It was a perfect title!
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Location
british columbia, canada
Artist Biography
Although I was born in South Africa and was privileged enough to travel all over the world, I flew away from the land of my birth and the life I had when I met and fell completely in love with a gentle Canadian who wrote me poems and asked me to marry him, promising to take me to "Hear the Auror ...
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