Jill Feenstra "Floating Flower"

Jill Feenstra "Floating Flower"

500.00

Jill Feenstra (WA)

Floating Flower (Blue Lotis Butterfly)
acrylic, tempera on canvas
18” x 24” (framed)
Little is known about the lotis blue and it is possibly extinct. It is only known from a few sites near Mendocino on California’s north coast. Thought to have been restricted to a rare coastal bog type of habitat, the cause of its decline is not fully understood. Climatic factors or a change in land management practices since the arrival of European settlers to California may have affected the butterfly. Drought may have also been a factor. Droughts in the late 1970s caused severe declines in populations of seaside bird’s-foot trefoil, the plant thought to have been the larval host of this butterfly. https://xerces.org/lotis-blue/
Bio:
”My art is an extension of my connection to the natural world. Living in the county I spend the majority of my time encouraging birds, bees, and plants to thrive and flourish.
As an artist I draw from this sweet place to create images that reflect the beauty and light headedness I'm surrounded by.”

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