For my birthday, JoAnna sent me some great gifts, including a bunch of magnetic butterflies. I decided that I definitely had to use them for an installation, so I started brainstorming what public things are magnetic. My friend, Janice, gave me a list of ideas and I decided that a dumpster would be perfect because it’s generally something that’s considered dirty and not beautiful.
The part of Baltimore I did this in is right under the expressway, and it has a very industrial feel to it. There’s not too many things that catch your eye, so I hope that these butterflies made people look twice.
Butterflies represent change and transformation to a lot of people. Change is imminent, scary, and necessary. But it can also be really freeing.
What’s something you’ve changed on purpose lately?