Artwork: Revenge of Madame Butterfly

. Posted by Sherrie Thai by Shaireproductions.com .

Revenge of Madame Butterfly, art by Sherrie Thai of Shaireproductions.com

The “Revenge of Madame Butterfly” Art print is now available on ETSY~snatch it up! 🙂

Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” is widely known as a beautiful classic opera, and although I can appreciate the aesthetics and musicality of the creation, I loathe the story. The protagonist is portrayed as a weak woman who unfortunately fell in love with a coward, who uses her and takes away her child, leaving her to commit suicide as an escape from her broken heart.

“Revenge of Madame Butterfly” is my dark continuation of the story–the protagonist gains strength in the afterlife and exacts her revenge on all who had wronged her, mainly her unfortunate lover. What she lacked in life was gained in her passage to the underworld. I combined the “Day of the Dead” makeup with the geisha outfit to emphasize the narrative spirit of the piece. The colors on the face are kept minimal to denote the ghostly presence. I also took some creative licensing with the sword design–more daunting and menacing than the typical samurai sword. Why do guys get to have all the fun?

Artwork: Abstract Roses Design on Vinyl Records

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Abstract Roses Design on Vinyl Record, Art by Sherrie Thai of ShaireProductions.com

I’ve always loved vinyl records, iconic objects of great musical exploration and nostalgia. This piece is a combination of an older 7″ 45 RPM vinyl record and the newer 12″ 33⅓ RMP vinyl, with an overlay of metallic paints and a jewelry embellishment. The outward pattern is an abstract zentangle style, surrounding a circular abstract rose illustration. To get to this point, I went through several experiments on vinyl and a few trips to the vintage record store but it was all well worth it. 🙂

The piece was created for the PANCAKES & BOOZE Underground Art Show happening in SF this weekend. It’s sure to be a grand event with tons of other artists, live body painting, music and pancakes (of course!). Hope to see you there! Here are the details:

June 27th & 28th, 8PM-2AM
111 Minna Gallery
San Francisco, CA

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