This is my new interpretation of my classic “Migration is Beautiful” poster. The monarch butterfly represents the natural aspect of migration. Human beings have been migrating since the beginning of time. We are a part of nature, and it’s in our human nature to move, just as all other species move. Borders were created by governments – but they are meant to keep people in or out, they are NOT a natural part of our environment. My art imagines a world without walls and borders.
This monarch butterfly symbolizes the right that ALL living beings have to freely move. Like the monarch butterfly, human beings cross borders in search of safer habitats. Like the monarch butterfly, human beings cross borders in order to survive. Each wing in this butterfly shows a human profile.
This design was originally created for the Oakland Unified School District, a sanctuary school district, in the Summer of 2017.