"Little Wing" is inspired by the song of the same name by Jimi Hendrix. In classic Hendrix fashion, "Little Wing" (the song) has that melodic rise and fall that I imagine this butterfly's flight mimics.
The baby bird in the painting is a Yellow Headed Blackbird. Juvenile males have rusty orange head patches that change to yellow markings as they get older. I wanted the bird to match the butterfly in color to connect them in that simple way. Just like the song, "Little Wing" (the painting) represents hopes, dreams and the desire to absorb everything beautiful in life that crosses your path.
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.