On a Wing and a Prayer
Layering expressive strokes of vivid watercolors, self-taught artist Sarah Janece Garcia turns a butterfly study into a celebration of delicacy and beauty. "Whispered Wishes" was inspired by a Native American nature allegory: for a wish to come true, you must first catch a butterfly and whisper your desire to the captive insect. Once released, to show gratitude for its freedom, the butterfly carries that wish to help ensure that it's granted. Through vibrant greens, blues, and magenta, Sarah captures the fleeting beauty of this tale and the beautiful creature at its heart. Image made in San Antonio, Texas; printed and framed in Portland, Oregon.