Heidy Sumei Chuang is a Taiwanese-American artist from Atlanta Georgia. She works both in floral design and painted media.

Often, we link identity and place. Where we live and where we come from influences who we are. In these paintings and floral designs, identity and place merge, as calligraphic lines of Asian painting are combined with Western traditional landscape.

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A Rocha
Les Courmettes, France

A butterfly’s unusual beauty captures my imagination. Already, in my mind’s eye, I see the intricate wing patterns unfolding, telling the story of transformation. For me, to paint the butterfly, is to be in wonder; to reveal its minute beauty in extravagant brushstrokes and living color.

My passion is to share A Rocha’s vision for creation care and environmental conservation through a body of paintings featuring butterfly wing patterns. The project began with an in-depth study and community field work at A Rocha’s center in Les Courmettes, France. These images will then be developed further through imagination and memory in the studio and will culminate in a body of work to be exhibited in New York City in the spring of 2021

A Rocha has given me new insight into what it means to passionately care for the environment. This insight now informs my art with a profound respect for the earth’s materials and a love of the natural world. A component of this project will encompass a shift in studio practices, one from acrylic plastics to creating with watercolors, a medium that embraces the principles of creation care.

I believe this a unique time in history, to tremendously affect the earth's restoration. I would love to invite you to join me in this amazing opportunity to be a part of A Rocha's journey for conservation and transformation.

Discover and Donate to the A Rocha Butterfly Project. Your gifts enable this work. Thank you for your investment every gift is appreciated. If you are from the USA donate at A Rocha USA and please specify: Butterfly Project. Donate through your country's site and specify this project. Thank you! www.arocha.us

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First Fruits Exhibition CIVA

First Fruits first opened in Kansas City, Missouri
Fall 2017 and then travel for three years to exhibition spaces throughout North America.

More information can be found here: www.civa.org/first-fruits

Watercolor on Paper