vincent amicosante - magic realist painter
Monarch Pioneer oil on canvas 48"X48"

Currently I am exploring the connection between the sublime beauty of big cats, butterflies and bees and their continued existence in the modern world. By visually placing them in unlikely settings, I am seeking to throw their magical charm into high relief while drawing attention to the paradox that while we revere these majestic animals and insects, our inexorable sprawl into their habitat is forcing them into extinction.

©2016 Vincent Amicosante