Around 350 BC, Aristotle made the first recorded instance of the word ‘psyche’ in reference to mindset. He used a butterfly to explain it:
He said caterpillars’ cocoons were like tombs. And the butterfly emerging from it was like the ‘anima’ — or soul. Fluttering free from the prison of the corpse after death.
As far back as history goes, this same butterfly symbolism pops up in almost every culture and civilization:
From Taoist writing in China to paintings from 17th century Netherlands — and philosophers in ancient Greece to modern-day artists and visionaries…
Butterflies represent transformation — the beauty of the natural world sprung to life. But what’s most important is how uniquely delicate they are:
Their brief summer appearance. Their fragile structure. Their skittish flight patterns. These are reminders of the brevity of life.
The things we mistakenly deem important seem to fade away when you recognize that like a butterfly, you only have the chance to spread your wings for a small time.
That’s why this piece is a beautiful contrast between two opposites — the butterfly and the skull. The butterfly represents the beauty and transience of life. Which amplifies death — the skull is far more permanent.
We often act like we will live forever. But awareness of death is what makes life rare and precious.
This piece is a daily reminder that your life is like a butterfly — fragile, temporary, beautiful and enchanting. Let it spur you to spend the days you have on what’s most important.
The right canvas brightens your wall like no poster can. A canvas is bold. It will never fade, run, bend, or fold like paper. Canvases have been the artistic “gold standard” for years. Their color and texture demand status, influence and importance. That’s why it’s the perfect medium to add inspiration to your day.
Your canvas will be handmade and inspected by experts, ready to last generations—using our proprietary profile radial pine produced from renewable forests.
We use our UL Certified GREENGUARD GOLD Inks and high-resolution print processes to ensure maximum impact—with absolutely zero loss of quality. No other canvas print provides richer color, more depth, and impressive texture from every angle.
Lightweight and easy to hang
All canvases are delivered with pre-installed saw tooth hanging hardware and rubber bumper pads that will ensure protection to your walls. Canvases are assembled and are ready to hang right out of the box.
Invisible protection layer
Your art is 100% safeguarded against dust, scratches, UV rays, and environmental hazards that normally fade or warp artwork over time.
All canvases are made from sustainable materials, using environmentally safe production processes.
If you have big goals, you probably had a moment of inspiration that created them. You can’t just wait for inspiration to strike. Your environment has an astounding effect on your thoughts—whether you’re consciously aware of it or not.
That’s why we created Inktuitive, to bring you much more than a beautiful picture on the wall, and if you’re still reading this, chances are you’re ready to optimize your environment now and claim the life you want. We’re here to make sure you do it right.
To your success!