MARIPOSAS

The monarch butterfly has a migratory route between the northeastern United States and central Mexico, the two cultures between which I work and live with my daughters. "Mariposas" incorporates elements of Victorian design and hairwork, Mexican folk art and collage, and my own maternal instinct for keepsakes. This imagery has been created through digital collage and manipulation of my daughters' and my scanned and photographed hair, replete with girlish embellishments, in a process I term "digital embroidery."