A hope for a better tomorrow, a dream of a free world where everyone is able to free themselves from the hand that ties them down, and take a flight towards a fuller life: this is the prayer thatÛªs conveyed through this work. The colourful butterfly ready to fly away from the hand that has gently released it depicts our eternal yearning for freedom from bondage, both real and illusory. Hues of blue in the background tell a story of freedom that goes from blues of depression to blues of vast, unrestricted, clear skies. Note: The wings of the butterfly have a scaly texture that resembles a real butterfly wing upon touching. This effect is achieved by the artist with the use of an ordinary ruler, with no use of any other specialized equipment.