Aphrodite Fritillary

by Amy Jean Porter

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Artist Statement

 

The Aphrodite Fritillary, named for the Greek goddess of love and beauty, is indeed a beauty. It is fairly common within its North American range and has the distinction of laying one egg among the violets. This Aphrodite Fritillary is all aflutter and full of love, delivering a bouquet of dahlias with an extra bit of heart. (<3)

 

Amy Jean Porter

 

Amy Jean Porter grew up in Oklahoma and Arizona and currently lives outside of New Haven, Connecticut. Porter has drawn more than one thousand species of animals for her ongoing project All Species, All the Time. Individual series within the project include North American Mammals Speak the Truth and Often Flatter You Unnecessarily, Tiny Horses Say What and Freaked Out Monkeys in the Trees. She has presented solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, San Antonio and Paris, and her drawings have been published in Cabinet, The Awl, McSweeney's, Meatpaper and elsewhere. Her first book, Of Lamb, a collaboration with the poet Matthea Harvey, was published by McSweeney’s in 2011.

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