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ART + DESIGN

JWJ STUDIO. BOI, ID.

JWJ STUDIO

ART + DESIGN

JWJ STUDIO.

ART + DESIGN

JWJ STUDIO.

Butterfly (2020)
Butterfly (2020) Acrylic and gouache on stretched canvas. Photo: Justin W John
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Acrylic, Gouache
Stretched Canvas
None
20 x 20 x .6 inches

A square-shaped painting with the appearance of looping and knotting tubes, reminiscent of large intestinal parts in various pastel tones, piled up centered at the bottom. Creams and Bismuth pinks mute saturated shades of turquoise, fluorescent pink, red, and magenta. Varied texture and sheen are applied to the tendril, ventricle-like shapes that open and flow into one another.

That squirmish feeling that you get when your belly is in your throat, or it’s doing somersaults, or the loop-the-loop: butterflies and topsy-turvy just the same.

At the top, just left of center is an eye (a wink to Francis Cugat), and ever so faint below is a shadow of red lips. The story behind this piece has no relation to the book or any film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, but I can not deny that the imagery from the original book cover does bear some resemblance.

 …Signs are devoid of any meaning save that which we give them.
— Jimmy Stamp

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Butterfly (2020)
Butterfly (2020) Acrylic and gouache on stretched canvas. Photo: Justin W John
Butterfly (2020)
Butterfly (2020) Acrylic and gouache on stretched canvas. Photo: Justin W John
Butterfly (2020)
Butterfly (2020) Acrylic and gouache on stretched canvas. Photo: Justin W John