This book is a catalog of Cody Lusby's art series called "Goodbye Butterfly" produced in 2013
Concept: Something has been brewing in me for years. I felt it deep in my being as a youth. People told me to change it. Rename it. Excitement….. but I knew the truth. There is no running away. I have to let go. Goodbye butterfly.
I fight you anxiet
The focus of this series is about the release of anxiety. I chose anxiety for its complexity and it seems every one (including myself) deal with it in one shape or form. Letting go of that anxiety is a magnificent and truly freeing feeling. To illustrate this release I have created images of people exhaling butterflies. The moment of release. The figures in each painting are blurred, giving an almost etherial/ anguished look. Anxiety takes the traditional form of butterflies. Each butterfly is a hand cut collage image of what is causing the anxiety. I feel if I create enough of these pieces maybe I too will be free of the butterflies.
Stamping his iconic mustache across the land, Cody Lusby has evolved from his classically trained roots into Mustachio - a brush-wielding renegade who takes risks, fears nothing, and rides with no saddle. Some say Mustachio is Cody's alter ego. In fact, the stark contrast between the artist's humble, soft-spoken nature and his in-your-face work is hard to miss. Mustachio's art is defined by talent, technique and a mélange of mixed media (think borrowed road signs), resulting in vibrant, controlled chaos.
MODERN ROMANCE Published November 17, 2011