About the Artist: Rick Petty

I have been producing art for most of my life.

Artwork Interpretation: "Flutterbys"

For the 2012 rain barrel project I chose a faux background reminiscent of the walls of Old World country villas with gardens of flowers and fresh vegetables. The butterflies are done in my semi-shamanist cartooning style. Quite simply without fragile pollinators our ecosystem would soon end. It is a tribute to them and the wondrous balance of nature that I chose butterflies.