freeing butterflies

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the SCA70 Benefit for The Society for Contemporary Art of Chicago with my good friend, private butler Joseph Goins. It was not until almost the end of the artful evening and Gallery 3 was about to come to a close, when I came across the most stunning watercolor pencil piece by artist, Maximo Gonzalez. All I saw was this figure reaching for the sky and unleashing from an opening in his chest- a massive flock of butterflies! In the plexiglass foreground of the piece clung scattered static flecks of silver and gold leaf, making the effect three dimensional and hopefully sentimental. I was tearfully in awe. When I read the title of the work, I feel butterflies, somehow it called to me eloquently, exactly how I feel about love and joy at this point in my life. At the close of the silent auction some little good-natured flutterer found me on my side. I feel butterflies by Maximo Gonzalez became my contemporary art tattoo for my living room, where I believe it will continue to make me smile and feel butterflies.

I feel butterflies, 2008 by Gonzalez Maximo

Maximo Gonzalez is Argentinean born and based in Mexico City.