When I went to the Butterfly Encounter at the San Diego Wild
I was excited to have a butterfly land on my hand for a period of time
giving me the chance to see it up close, to watch the wings slowly
unfold, to feel the soft touch of the feet. They are such incredible creatures.
Then when I was invited to do an art installation at IDEX in San
Francisco, it came to me to recreate this feeling for everyone. In a 12’ by 12’ x 8’ high space, I created an aviary as a green healing space with art dolls
representing butterflies, a bat and garden fairies
People were able to first experience this from outside the space because of the translucent hand painted gauze covering. As they came closer to the installation and entered the space, they heard the soft sounds of a water fountain and meditative piano music.
Best of all for me, it was the weekend of my sixtieth birthday. My
present was to enjoy people's responses to the space I created for
them. Now you still have a change to imagine that space and feeling in
your own home or office. It will transport you into a meditation and
away from your stresses. What else but ice cream can do this?
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