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  Butterflies

Jacket art for "The Art of the Long View" by Peter Schwartz -- Personal Project

Watercolor on paper

Problem:
A very intriguing book, it describes a very unconventional view of long-range planning. Instead of extrapolating a trend from current information, the author tells imaginative stories about possible futures and discusses the ramifications of each to arrive at a course of action.

Solution:
One of the key points the author stresses is how unusual visions of the future can lead to beautiful insights. I decided to take the idea literally. The floating pairs of eyes become a butterfly, the only real color in the piece.

This is another personal piece that seems to be taking my work in another direction, a simplier, more immediate impact.

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