If a Butterfly Dies in the Forest… by Leonie Robison
21 February, 2019 - 12 March, 2019
—Opening Reception: 6-8pm, 21 February—-
In a time of rapid change on a global scale, Leonie Robison’s latest series of works, If a Butterfly Dies in the Forest, confronts the effects of humanities development upon the environment and its inhabitants. Her largely abstract works focus on native Australian butterflies as a symbol for nature’s delicate beauty, conveying a sense of fragility in the soft lines and tones upon woodblock prints and mixed media drawings and paintings. The works make use of natural materials, textures and patterning, evoking a curiosity and delight in the natural aesthetic that in turn promotes an environmental consciousness, challenging her audience to reconsider the effects of their daily lives.
“My series is based on the butterfly effect and chaos theory, where everything is interconnected in the Earth’s grand narrative. If a butterfly flapping its wings in a forest can cause a hurricane, what must happen when the butterfly dies?” – Leonie Robison