This group features work from three series of prints inspired by the pastime of collecting beautiful things — in this case butterflies. The ultimate irony is that to collect and possess these amazing creatures, you must capture, kill, and pin them down. This metaphor can extend beyond butterflies. For example, to possess someone or something, you may risk exhausting its inner spirit and energy – that which makes it special and unique. This body of work evolved from a focus on collecting butterflies (“Collecting” series) to possessing them (“Possession” series) to more global thoughts about our physical environment and world. My work considers how the order of things in the natural world may be shifting (“New World Order” series), and then gives thought to how a new world order, can result in significant generational shifts (“Generations II”).
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