This image, called Life Cycles–The Butterfly is an example of keeping your eyes open for beauty in unlikely places. I saw this butterfly floating in a cattle trough. I hung onto the photographs of the scene for several years, until I finally figured out what I wanted to do with it. The outside border is rough textured, similar in feeling to the cement trough. The butterfly, rocks and other bugs are painted in layers of transparencies and are quite smooth and glossy. Rather a strange image, I guess, but one that was compelling to me.