TRAJECTORY / TRAYECTORIA (2005-2007)
This photographic installation pays tribute to the Monarch butterfly migration across the North American continent. After spending the spring and summer in what is now Canada and the United States, an estimated one hundred million Monarchs fly South to Mexico, where they hibernate in a semi-dormant state over the winter. They wake up in March and April during the mating season, and fly north again to complete their migratory cycle.
Although most of the images for this installation were taken in the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary El Rosario, in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, my intention was to develop the concept of trajectory as a route rather than a fixed geographical location.