”Imago”
Digital C-Prints(16”x20”)
Photo-montage,composed with pieces of Cocoon and wings of a Monarch butterfly
California, 2005.

Photos of the artist by: Miguel Morales

Imago is the idea of a "perfect" insect developed into its adult stage and transformed into a woman. The burnt countryside is my connection as a woman, creator of life, to a dead site where life as a metaphor develops from my body. Imago, a Monarch butterly, metamorphosing into a woman becomes a sexually mature being. Yet, as a complete being, woman is treated as inferior to men, In parallel, 'nature' is treated as inferior to 'culture', and humans are understood as being separate from, and often superior to the natural environment.