Details:

This oil painting depicts two Monarch butterflies flocking to a vase of red and yellow flowers. The butterflies are drawn to the flowers not for their beauty but for their nectar, which the butterflies use to nourish themselves.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Hollow Attraction

This oil painting depicts two Monarch butterflies flocking to a vase of red and yellow flowers. Taken from nature, the flowers sit in a dim room. But the butterflies still come to feed, drawn to the flowers not for their beauty but for their nectar, which the butterflies use to nourish themselves. 

Megan Ellen Macdonald created this still life with 3D software. The artist then painted the arrangement in a process she refers to as "documenting." This work simultaneously embraces both femininity and power in its depiction of a relationship that is both intimate and destructive. Macdonald's visual language employs objects considered both diminutive and feminine, challenging pre-established aesthetic hierarchies.

Specs:

22 inches
24 inches

③ Artist:

Megan Ellen MacDonald

Megan Ellen Macdonald’s paintings create a visual language out of objects considered both diminutive and feminine—challenging pre-established aesthetic hierarchies. The artist uses 3D software to create still life arrangements, and then paints the results in a process she refers to as "documenting." Macdonald’s work explores what it means to embrace both femininity and power through the depiction of intimate and destructive relationships.

Megan Ellen MacDonald:
Hollow Attraction, 2022
Oil on canvas
24.0 × 22.0 inches /