Pillars / The Last Monarch Butterfly, 2013, 96"x113", acrylic and colored pencil on paper and panel.
As of September 12, 2013 the painting "Pillars/The Last Monarch Butterfly" has been hung in the Hennepin County Library in downtown Minneapolis and is on view for the public. http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/222564441.html
In 2011, the death of personal friend Eric Fermstad created an opportunity that became a recent reality. In early December 2012, after one year of preparation, I received the go ahead and began work on this rather large (8'x11') 6 panel painting. With a scheduled completion date of late March - early April, the painting will be titled "Pillars/The Last Monarch Butterfly". This work is made possible by the Eric Fermstad Bequest and will have a permanent home at the Hennepin County Library in downtown Minneapolis, MN.
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