by Kestrel Michaud

Artist Statement: Her skin might be leathery, but this lovely lady enjoys soaking up the sunshine just as much as the next girl. That big, toothy grin says she’s living her best life out in the Florida swamps. Even apex predators need beauty sleep! The kaleidoscope of Florida-native butterflies is treating this gorgeous gal to her very own “princess” moment. These butterflies are all found in my own backyard and neighborhood. The alligator, fortunately, is not.

Originally a quilt, this piece is now a print on a floating frame (Black Lacquer) stretched canvas.