After 9/11 and a year of painting my interpretation of this tragic event that had also been an environmental insult, I wanted to create a body of works that was life-affirming. What better than the life cycle of butterflies, to celebrate both the value of change and the persistence of beauty. So I made these pieces that show the stages of a few species, their environment, their host plants, their gorgeous emergence. I combined my craft and sewing skills to make these light and airy 3D scrolls: studying, copying, never killing a single subject. All are mixed media: paper, plastic, molded clay, cloth.