Acrylics on canvas
30x24" - 76x61cm
Many symbols are part of this piece, of course inspired from Pucini’s opera.
In their upflight the butterflies progressively loose their colour to turn white, like the soul of the Geisha escaping her body upon her death. Among those butterflies, two types have a special significance: first the ‘skullhead’, then the one made of two splitting human profiles symbolizing the two lovers not sharing the same love.
The drawings on her kimono are birds, but also sailboats remembering us that Cio Cio San’s true love was a marine officer.