Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Radio Times: Christmas Edition: Madama Butterfly.

A lovely commission from the Radio Times. An image for the radio pages to accompany the late Anthony Minghella's acclaimed production of Puccini's opera being broadcast by the Met, live from New York on Saturday 17th December. As a main theme I kept coming back to the idea of Cio-Cio San reacting to her fate with quiet dignity, her expression overlapping into her childhood memory of witnessing moths and butterflies being pinned to a display board. When rendering the finished artwork I approached it from the onset intending it be more decorative than usual - as per some of my experimental images of late. A lovely job and many thanks to powers that be at the RT for the commission. Out on the newsstands from today.

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