Artwork > the Monarch series

mixed media, monarch myth and migration
Remembrance Goddess

The Monarch series is based on the myth, lore and science of the Monarch butterfly.

The myth...the Aztec Goddess of creations, Xochiquetzal, was said to have made love to dying warriors while holding a Monarch butterfly in her mouth.

The lore and symbology...the celebration of Dia de los Muertos began with the migration of the Monarchs to Michoacan and the indigenous people believing these to be their departed ancestors returning home.

The science...the amazing migration of the Monarchs, the magical 'Methuselah' generation that travels over 2000 miles to the overwintering grounds in Mexico.