The Moth Migration Project
The Moth Migration Project is a crowd-sourced exhibition of hand printed, drawn and cut paper moths. I began the project in my Brooklyn, New York studio in January 2017. Choosing moths, a nocturnal pollinator, as the vehicle for cross-pollination and international exchange, I put out a call for participation on social media, inviting people to create paper moths native to their geographic location. Through social media and personal relationships, the moths became a symbol of community as the project exploded with thousands of submissions, satellite exhibitions, printmaking workshops, school art projects and family and community gatherings.
The project has fostered an international cross-pollination of ideas and community building among friends and strangers. As facilitator, I meticulously cataloged and entered submissions into a database. Pollination is reciprocal with memailing each participant a specifically-designed postcard recognizing their contribution and acknowledging the value of their collaboration.
In the gallery exhibition each paper moth's placement represents how the project digitally pollinated. The visual effect of the massive installation is a migration map representing artists from twenty-six countries and their connection with the project. The project is on-going and will travel. To learn more go to: http://mothmigrationproject.net
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