"Momentary" Tussah Silkmoth Painting 16x20

Transform your walls with this silkmoth and fern painting by Aimee Schreiber. Featuring an exquisite peach tussah silkmoth (antheraea pernyi) with a gold leaf halo against a backdrop of sun-drenched green sword ferns, this vibrant painting invites you to contemplate transformation and impermanence. 

Symbolism: Moths remind us to trust our transformational process and seek the light in dark places, opening our eyes to the ephemeral beauty and freedom on the other side of change. Ferns remind us to notice the impermanent, unfixed nature of reality.

Click to view the full moth collection.

Details: This original artwork is a one-of-a-kind acrylic and gold leaf painting on 16 x 20 inch (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm) linen-wrapped board. The painting comes framed in an elegant wide gold leaf wood frame that measures 20 x 24 inches on the outside. The piece arrives ready to hang with a wire hanger so you can enjoy the art right away!

Using quality professional-grade materials, this gorgeous painting was made with an eye for detail and a love for nature's beauty. The rich colors and dramatic textures together with lush natural elements, graphic forms, and metallic gleam create an artful, mysterious look that would look at home in an eclectic gallery wall or gracing a special wall on its own.

Artist:Aimee Schreiber. View all of her art and follow her @aimeeschreiber

Please note: Colors vary from screen to screen and are represented as accurately as possible. The metallic leaf and glossy, protective varnish create interesting, shimmering effects depending on the angle of the viewer.

*This piece is currently on display at Ossa Skinworks for Olympia Arts Month. It can be picked up or shipped at the end of May if you purchase it. 

Experience the profound beauty of nature and metamorphic magic with "Momentary," part of a new collection of paintings featuring moths and ferns. The intricate details, vibrant colors, and rich symbolism of these paintings will uplift your space and your spirit. 

I wanted to explore themes of impermanence using moths and ferns, focusing on the movement of sunlight and shadow in the forests surrounding my home. Moths only live a few days as adults and the forest looks different each time I enter it, reminding me that all of life is made up of temporary moments.  This poem is based on the titles of the nine paintings in this collection. 

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Thus passes the world–
unfixed, fleeting, fluttering
in all its glory

Sunlight and shadow–
transient, temporary
rolling through a wood

Drifting, dusty stars–
momentary, mortal
lifespan, just like ours

Moveable mountain–
evanescent, ephemeral
unfettered fountain

Silk twilight, blue morn–
generous guides in orbit,
impermanence born