Da, Jarrod – “Nambe Butterfly” Original Pastel
Jarrod Da has created a distinctive style of painting using pastels for his work. Each piece is hand painted and it is amazing how much detail he is able to achieve in each piece! His new work is a blend of contemporary themes with San Ildefonso and Pueblo imagery. This piece is entitled, “Nambe Butterfly”. Jarrod says of this painting:
“This piece was made after a trip to Nambe falls in northern New Mexico. The design work is influenced from San Ildefonso Pueblo Pottery design along with influences from Deco design. You can see this Deco influence within design elements like the rainbow in the center of the piece with its gradating small circle pattern varying in many colors. The various colors of the circles represents spray coming from the falls and shows that water is not clear but has a whole spectrum of color when light hits it. Traditional Pueblo design is represented through the staircase and kiva designs along with the flower motif in each of the butterfly’s wing is indicative of pottery design. The butterfly represents the fragility of our eco system and its mission to recreate time and time again.”
The painting is subtle in color but complex in design. It comes in a black frame and matted. It is signed, “DA 17”. The photo shows the painting unframed and matted. The second photo is the painting framed on the wall for scale.