Migratonumismia Rex

Erika Harrsch (Mexican, b. 1970)
MediumThree-dimensional cutout and hand painted archival ink prints on Hahnemühle and wooden branches inside of an entomological box
Dimensions16 × 18 × 2 3/4 inches
CreditMuseum Purchase, 2021
Accession Number2021.11.1

Erika Harrsch studies the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, which travel to and from Mexico and Canada yearly and offer parallels to the existential necessity of migration for people. She also uses the metaphor of butterflies to address themes such as gender politics, environmental issues, and the struggle for peace and independence.

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