9.5” x 13.5” (framed dimensions)
A friend suggested the name for this piece because it reminded her of the butterfly. I cut the squares first and then applied ink to each one individually. Because the pieces are cut by hand, they are not perfectly square but most people think that adds to the artist value. It made me a little crazy at first, due to my OCD personality, but it has grown on me. The simplicity of design and very limited palette make this a striking piece. My goal is to incorporate framing into the design whenever possible and some pieces are actually developed around framing ideas. This is a great example of that concept. It simply would not look right framed any other way.
“Monarch” is professionally presented with a single white mat and glossy black frame.