Wendy Laurenson Artist

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You Passed This Way

The coastal environment I live in is sometimes a magnet for monarch butterflies during the winter. They hang in the pohutukawa trees and the air becomes an orange flutter.

The place also provides a haven for the caterpillars as they form and hatch from their chrysalis in summer and autumn.

With them, the monarchs bring the wonder of transformation.

They are changed, for having passed this way.

The air is changed, for them having passed this way.

And we are changed, for them having passed this way. 


Oil on canvas. 1015 mm high x 505 mm wide

The work is varnished and painted on the edges so is ready to hang.