The “Metamorphosis” digital painting was produced for an Experimental animated Film. It was selected from a group of individual frames. They were made as part of the thesis for my Master’s in Digital Media for Concordia College – New York.
The digital painting depicts a mesmerizing scene of nature’s symbolic transformation, capturing the essence of hope and resilience. Set against a soft background, the digital canvas is adorned with delicate cherry blossoms in full bloom celebrating the beauty of life. The blossoms symbolize the fleeting yet breathtaking nature of existence, reminding viewers of life’s preciousness and impermanence.
In the foreground, a magnificent butterfly takes center stage, its vibrant wings outstretched in flight. The butterfly’s presence represents the journey of change and metamorphosis—just as a caterpillar undergoes a profound transformation within its cocoon, emerging as a radiant butterfly, so too do humans undergo transformation during the trials of life.
Within the butterfly’s wings, subtle hints of pink hues and cherry blossom petals are intricately blended, forging an unbreakable connection between the two symbols. This blending illustrates the harmony between the concepts of change and the fleeting nature of existence, further reinforcing the message that life is a continuous cycle of growth, adaptation, and renewal.
During my treatment for Breast Cancer, the words of change and transformation were very present. For me, a butterfly’s life journey represents it best. Life is forever changing with every breath, with every challenge we experience.
The overall composition aims to evoke a sense of inspiration and empowerment, reminding viewers that like the butterfly and cherry blossoms, life’s journey is an ever-changing and transformative experience. It serves as a visual testament to the strength of the human spirit, celebrating the resilience and courage found within oneself during times of hardship and change.
Through this digital art piece, I invite the audience to embrace life’s unpredictability and challenges, knowing that from the darkest moments, true beauty and growth can emerge, just like the butterfly gracefully soaring amidst the ephemeral cherry blossoms.
A caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly symbolizes my transformation, from a frighten, sad and inherently creative woman with a diagnosis of breast cancer into a strong, inspirational, joyous and creative role model for others diagnosed with breast cancer. Susan Nesbit (Breast Cancer Survivor)
Documentary: Four Realities, One Battle.
Size Options and Shipping Information
Size (5.5×4.25in Card): Bright white matte and acid-free paper. 100% alpha cellulose base stock and it weights 60lb.
Size (5x7in): Semi-smooth matte paper, non-reflective surface in a bright white tone. 100% cotton fiber.
Size (8x10in): Medium depth sating paper that has 10.4mil in thickness. A brilliant and bold white paper.
Size (8.5x11in): Matte and acid-free paper made of 100% cotton. It has a pleasing white tone, and a smooth surface. The paper weights 300gsm(72lb.), has a 18mil in thickness and it’s a bright white color.
Size (11x14in): Matte surface with the right amount of texture. The color of each paper is bright white. Each print of this size weights 240gsm(60lb.) and has 10mil in thickness.
Shipping: Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for this piece to be printed and properly packed to be shipped.