This delicate, lovely moth pairs well with the intricate filigree of the patterned paper. I love turquoise and this moth is a little gem. The moth is painted in acrylics directly onto a patterned paper. I chose each moth in this series by either it's coloration or it's name. I wanted the contrast between the moth and the repetitive pattern of the paper, and a touch of dimension with a little shadowing under the insect. 

- Dana Aldis

Embroidered Aqua Moth

Acrylic painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front and back

6" h x 6" w 
0 lbs. 0 oz.



Dana Aldis
Gallup, New Mexico

Getting to Know Dana

“I am, what one model once quipped, an overly educated artist,” jokes artist Dana Aldis. Her creative practice is grounded in a strong foundation in academic arts. Dana’s training is apparent in the very fine execution of detail seen in her work, plus her consideration of subject matter. “I pay attention to the implied symbolism in the imagery I choose,” Dana says. Moths, which are featured in her “30 September Moths” series, hold symbolic meaning across multiple cultures. Each moth is rendered against a delicately painted background. Dana draws inspiration for her patterns from art books and fabric shops.