January 9 - January 26
Artist talk, Wednesday Jan 23
at the Firehouse Art Center
This body of work represents a decade of looking at
migration/immigration and transcendence through the lens of the
Monarch butterfly migration.
Thru the image of the monarch butterfly; fragments of text and story I
am exploring the conversation between life and death, spirit and soul,
survival of species and the vessel of the seed to disperse these
ideas. The humble milkweed pod representing to me, the human
struggle and contrast between free-flowing vs restricted movement.
The beautiful ancient Mexican belief that the monarchs return each
year after a 3000 mile migration as the souls of loved ones who have
died expresses how we as people use myth and imagination to
transcend loss and accept what cannot be truly known. My spirit
houses/spirit dolls embody these concepts as my way to honor and