Macleay's Swallowtail

$250.00 (tax incl.)

Oil on Linen Board   46 x 36 cm Again the patterns on a butterfly, in this case…

Oil on Linen Board   46 x 36 cm

Again the patterns on a butterfly, in this case Macleay’s Swallowtail or Graphium macleayanum moggana (that’s why it has a common name!) remind me of a landscape, seen from above: pasture or forest, rock eroded by fast streams: it reminds me of the landscape I saw when we flew to Cairns in Far North Queensland – shockingly and unexpectedly green.  Its colours reflect one of the habitats it breeds in: high rainfall forest gullies.