One Hundred Butterflies
A series of 100 platinum palladium butterfly prints, approximately 5x8 inches each, created by placing found dead butterflies in direct contact with the paper. Each sheet of paper is hand coated with a light sensitive platinum palladium solution and exposed by the artist. The total size of the final installation is approximately 85x75inches.
The Tao Te Ching wisely advices, “Stop thinking and end all your problems. . .” This journey—or inner migration—leads one to that ultimate space of mindfulness.
A journey so beautiful is exemplified in the migration of butterflies—living beings that are willing to risk the known for the unknown.
A path fraught with known threats yet enveloped in deep meditation on the next flutter, the next footstep, the next breath—all migration—an expression of hope.
Defiant of the terror of oppression, each movement of the butterfly is a validation of life.