13 (best of)
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"
Do you know what the word "ghost" in Thai is? It’s "Pee Sua" or to translate literally, "Ghost Shirt." I did some research about why the butterfly is named "ghost shirt," and discovered that people back then thought this insect is being possessed by ghosts and that’s how they fly. The shirt part is because the butterflies are so colorful and pretty, similar to the shirts we wear. My composition is the representation of the Thai belief systems surrounding ghosts with the butterflies and moths as symbols for the spiritual world. The title for this piece is "13," if you rotate the numbers clockwise, it looks like a Thai word that translates to "ghost."