‘Bound to Your Grove’ by Niky Motekallem
Artist: Niky Motekallem
Title: ‘Bound to Your Grove’
Medium: Gouache and pencil on paper
Dimensions: 9.5″ x 5″
Framing: Framed in vintage frame (frame size: 10.25″ x 6″)
Year of Creation: 2023
About the Artwork:
A blue hedge butterfly in a grove of summer-in-snow and forget-me-nots. Awaiting her beloved as promised. As always. But where have you gone? Why are your roots wilting? Why won’t your wings move? She will wait and wait.
About the Artist:
An Iranian-American illustrator, Niky depicts flora and fauna with intricate lines and bright colors inspired by their Persian Culture. Their work uses symbolism and a personal mythology to communicate deep emotions and celebrate our connections with the natural world. When they aren’t working in the studio, Niky can be found brewing a decadent cup of tea, meandering through antique shops, going on hikes with plant identification guides, or playing D&D with friends.