There is much folklore about butterflies and dragonflies.
The Zuni people saw butterflies as indicators of weather to come.
White butterflies meant the summer weather was about to begin
This is a wonderful Irish Blessing:
“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your
shoulder to light on to bring you luck, happiness and riches”
There are many myths and beliefs of symbolic metamorphosis regarding the butterfly.
Butterflies remind us of rebirth, love, hope, and freedom.
Some believe that the white butterfly symbolizes the soul of departed ones.
The Japanese consider a lovely female in a kimono to resemble a white butterfly.
In Japan the dragonfly is emblematic of martial success.
If you were to read this painting like a book what would the story be for you?