dog & butterfly

In Goa 1/25 © Tracy Van Buskirk 

If this beautiful artwork seems familiar to you, perhaps you remember reading the blog post and seeing the photographs that inspired it. The morning I went to Arambol beach to sow my beloved’s ashes in the Arabian Sea, a pack of wild dogs appeared as if by magic. They surrounded me and the clay vessel I carried, offering their protection and blessings. Click here to go back to that day…
Meanwhile, the spectacular hand-blocked and hand-tinted original art print was created by artist, printmaker and friend Tracy Van Buskirk. Tracy captured the spiritual essence of the journey. Note the butterfly, the empty vessel, the curled up dog, and the foamy surf…or is it a starry sky? Tracy is the latest in a series of artists that have been moved and inspired by Scott’s story and his art. (Scott’s friend Dan Rizzie, of course. Art teacher Lisa Sterling another. And the artist Scott met via Kickstarter, Brian Foo.)

Last summer, Tracy generously gave me this original print with the intention that any proceeds I receive from marketing this image be donated to fund future projects by Smile 2 the End. It is my intention to organize a traveling exhibit in the USA of Scott’s watercolor paintings much like was done in Goa under the auspices of Dr. Ravindral’s Foundation. Stay tuned to this blog as we develop this Smile 2 the End project and for how you may acquire your own copy of this limited edition print by Tracy Van Buskirk.

Wishing all of you a very creative, healthy, and Happy New Year!



2 thoughts on “dog & butterfly

  1. Katy, the print is beautiful and I love the addition of the butterfly. All the very best to you for 2015. Looking forward to the updates on the traveling exhibition of Scott’s wonderful work 🙂


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