I am excited that I am moving forward with my paintings on Plexiglas. I am quickly learning new approaches and techniques. I have landed on this series of "Butterfly" paintings which still has remnants of my "Connect the Dots" theme. In addition I have added the related underlying symbolism of the archtype of the "Tic Tac Toe" structure of dots and x's inside a grid as expressed in the I Ching, crossword puzzles, the game of hopscotch and the Braille Alphabet.

I collected butterflies and moths for many years when I lived in rural Massachusetts. I still have vivid memories of spending time in sunny fields of flowers and grasses waiting for hours in hopes that I would spot a monarch butterfly. The images I have incorporated into these paintings are copyrighted but used with permission from Ronald Hart, a butterfly collector in Australia. His web site address is: http://www.insectdesigns.com/ Thank you Ron!

The following paintings are about 30" x 30", acrylic paint and rice paper collage on plastic sheet. Enjoy!

"Tic Tac Toe Butterflies no.1"
"Tic Tac Toe Butterflies no.2"
"Tic Tac Toe Butterflies no.4"
"Tic Tac Toe Butterflies no. 4" (detail)
"Tic Tac Toe Butterflies no.5"
"Tic Tac Toe Butterflies no.5" (detail)
"Tic Tac Toe Trees"
"Tic Tac Toe Trees" (detail)
"Maui Mangoes"


"Catch a Star"


"Pixelated Picnic"




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