- If someone likes my art and I can use it to help others - I am happy to do so. In fact, I am looking for opportunities like that. Now, that I started painting butterfly and flamingo murals, I am looking for 'walls with purpose'. There are so many ugly walls around. I am happy to turn them into butterflies! Visual is so important, and it makes difference if we look at something that is just plain or something that is pleasant and makes us feel good, positive. Butterflies symbolize hope, rebirth, new life - that is very important for the community in Miami (where I painted a mural) that is really trying hard to get themselves into a better place.
When I paint mural with butterflies I feel that I am becoming a voice for someone who can't speak , I am giving an opportunity for people to pay attention to someone/something that they don't notice in their everyday life, and giving voice to the communities that are not noticed, that are struggling and trying hard to get out of their struggles on their own. I also feel that these murals can bring them hope, dreams, new positive ways of thinking and bring them to a better life.