Michelle Poonawalla



"This painting depicts a flutter of butterflies in a lush green mangrove forest, a precious and intrinsic part of Mumbai's ecosystem and natural beauty.

The butterfly has often been a motif of my work and highlights the beauty of nature, whilst also showing the fragile and delicate predicament humanity has created for the natural world we encroach upon. The ephemeral and transient life of a butterfly represents these interactions and shows our need to maintain and preserve it as custodians for future generations."

- Michelle Poonawalla | @michelle_poonawalla