Butterfly, in an edition of 10, is adjacent to Alluvial Fan, the fifth chapter of Sean McFarland’s ongoing body of work Glass Mountains (2013 – present).
Matchbox, paper, ink, pigment, graphite, charcoal, gold tape
Matchbox: 55 mm x 37 mm
Protective box: 85 mm x 56 mm
Edition of 10
No butterflies were harmed in the making of this work.
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Sean McFarland is an artist from California. His photographs, sculptures, drawings, videos, and books examine records of experience, time, landscape, and spirituality. Sean lives in San Francisco, teaches at the School of Art at San Francisco State University, and enjoys seeing the world via bicycle.
Sean received an MFA from California College of the Arts and a BS from Humboldt State University. His solo exhibitions include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Visual Studies Workshop; San Francisco Camerawork; and White Columns. Group exhibitions include the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; George Eastman Museum; Aperture; Bay Area Now 6, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Milwaukee Museum of Art. His work is in the permanent collections at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; National Gallery of Art; George Eastman Museum; City and County of San Francisco; and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
His awards include the SECA Award - SFMOMA, the Eureka Fellowship, the Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer, and the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship.