Another recurring theme throughout Sulamith Wülfing’s art is transformation. Many of her figures are in the midst of change of some sort, often in a symbolic way. Thus, her ‘young girls as budding flowers’ allegory applies here. There is, at any rate, an element of the fantastic in most of her work.
Before I post the actual artwork, here is a photo of Wülfing as a young child, taken by (I believe) an uncle. Certainly a relative of some sort. I’m not going to label this one as it is already labeled with all the pertinent information: the photographer’s name is at the bottom right and the subject’s name and the date of the photo are at bottom left.
Here’s another of my favorite Wülfing pieces. I love the detailing on the boat’s prow and its reflection in the water. Simple a fantastic illustration!
Butterflies and moths, being transformative creatures themselves, frequently make an appearance in her art.