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. In addition I set up and continues to moderate a Facebook Moth Migration Group, where people cultivate relationships and share photographs of their moths and personal experience. Pollination is reciprocal with me mailing each participant a specifically-designed postcard recognizing their contribution and acknowledging the value of their collaboration.