I often paint butterfly. A owner of Gallery Shimada, Kobe (it's 7th largest city in Japan) asked me why I paint it persistently. I did not know why.
According to the book "Symbolism", Penguin, butterfly means metamorphosis.
Its larva turns into cocoon and finally into butterfly. When it is lava, it eats vegetables and not favorable to mankind. But when it becomes adult, it eats aphids to protect plants.
It may sound boastful but I hope I have grow up to a "good guy" and my paintings are antidotes against unfavorable situation like current recession.