psyche – acrylic on linen

Psyche is known as the goddess of the soul, and the soul is often associated with the presence of butterflies.

My mum and dad passed away many many years ago and I still remember vividly standing at their gravesides both times, when white butterflies would flutter by. So every time I see a butterfly I say “Hi mum, hi dad, I’m okay” and I really feel their presence and a deep-seated peace. Maybe it’s just in my head, maybe it’s just wishful thinking. Whatever it may be, seeing a butterfly always makes me smile.

1200mm x 900mm x 35mm
acrylic on linen