The Butterfly Effect is a haunting yet whimsical fable about a child's extraordinary adventure to a place where one's state of mind creates one's reality. Aaron Goodnight, a boy whose parents are separated, finds his way to the strange bubble world of Port Utolea where he befriends an enchanting girl named Leela Watermoon. She invites him to the Royal Butterfly Festival but things do not go as planned. Together they encounter several frightening obstacles and must learn that the path to transformation is through the very things they fear the most. Intended for children 9 years and up. .
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The great scholar of mythology Joseph Campbell tells us “artists are mystics who have a craft”. Taking this to heart, I delve into the mystical side of the human condition and bring back to share with the world the touristy snapshots I have seen along the way. Most are whimsical and playful, but there are shadow lands to visit as well. In addition, sometimes the artist/mystics must use their craft in the commercial world of art to bring to life the dreams of others. I have worked as a production artist for such clients as Disney, Cirque Du Soliel, and Universal Studios. My personal style reflects my illustrative side as I enjoy painting fanciful, dream like images. For me, when I am in the zone, it is easy to see that It is all a wonderful playground to share and enjoy!