These paintings comprise a series of ideas taken from the patterns of butterfly wings. This is significant in my personal life since I wanted to create a body of work in memory of my mother who passed away three and a half years ago. Since she so adored nature and specifically these beautifully decorated day-flying insects, I was elated when I was able to paint about them. This gave me the opportunity to use texture and glazed layers of color to celebrate my mother, Hilda Dorfman, and Mother Nature – two very important mothers in my life.