The Butterfly Series reflects the relationship and
contradictions between dream and reality. In both states, the desire
for love and freedom are present, but in each state are they bound
by the same religious and moral constraints?
The beauty of a butterfly can be instantly realized,
but just as quickly destroyed if the butterfly is touched or captured.
I believe dreams are just as fragile. The Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi
once had a dream of being a butterfly. When he woke up he asked
himself, was I a man who dreamed about being a butterfly,
or am I now a butterfly who dreams about being a man? Zhuangzi
spoke of being a butterfly, a common symbol for the human soul.
I often wonder, could there be ties between the human soul and dreams?
In the past 3 decades I made numerous trips to Tibet.
I learned the fundamental principles of Buddhas dharma. (The
principle or law that orders the universe also known as The Four
Noble Truths.) In order to reach the state of enlightenment one
must give up all desires as a human in conscious life, but can one
still have the desires of humanly love and longing for freedom in
dreams? This is the answer I am still searching for through art.