2020-2021 were plagued by our physical restrictions and by our fears of a real pandemic. When a caterpillar metamorphosizes into a butterfly it goes through a period of restriction, where it doesn’t move but in this phase growth and differentiation occur. The pupae takes on a goldish colour and the word Chrysalis comes from the Greek word  χρυσός (chrysós) for gold. Are we to emerge from this time like a beautiful butterfly or do we let fear take the joy from us. Restriction is hard but it’s also a time to grow. It teaches us clearly what is important when we are free again. What and whom will I invest my time in? Focus on your wingspan, your joy and the gold that you hold inside you. xx 70cm x 80cm, mixed media on stretched canvas, on a deep edge frame.