I am probably taking this "Art Abandonment" thing too far, but I'm having so much fun with it, it's hard to stop. If you don't know what that is, check out the Art Abandonment group on Facebook or Google "Art Abandonment" or "Free Art Fridays." There are a number of movements out there where artists are leaving pieces of art in public places for people to find and enjoy. I've actually been doing this for at least five years already, but it's becoming very popular now, in large part due to the Facebook group's founders and members.
"Reve Du Papillon" will soon be among those pieces abandoned. This is a mixed media assemblage piece made almost completely of recycled materials. The substrate is a piece of bevelled wood I salvaged from the junk pile at a woodworking shop. Various paints, inks and other treatments form the background, along with a vintage image and various repurposed embellishments (including a salvaged butterfly and harlequin face cabochon which give the piece a 3D look). It sits on a faux wrought iron stand.
I am not sure where I will abandon this piece but it will be somewhere in the Okanagan Valley during the month of February.
Perhaps you'll find it???