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Transaction Artwork


Artwork by: Credit to Damien Hirst

In celebration of the acquisition of Amica by Telappliant. It is my third transaction with Telappliant and Harlequin’s 26th.

The project was called Ganymede.   Homer describes Ganymede as the most beautiful of mortals, and in one version of the myth Zeus falls in love with his beauty and abducts him in the form of an eagle to serve as a cup-bearer in Olympus.  As the transaction was completed during the Covid-19 pandemic I have included Damien Hirst‚Äôs butterfly rainbow. ¬©Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020.

Both butterflies and rainbows have long histories of representing hope. The butterfly‚Äôs transformation from caterpillar into chrysalis into butterfly is also a strong metaphor for change and evolution. For some, the butterfly is even seen as a representation of the soul.   Similarly, rainbows tend to be a source of inspiration and hope. They are the silver lining to every storm proving that every difficult situation yields something positive ‚Äì something that is easily forgotten amid the storm.