3.30.2018




Salt Lake City UT 2015 Photo Credit : Andrew Fillmore


Salt Lake City UT 2015 
Photo Credit : Andrew Fillmore


Salt Lake City UT 2015 
Photo Credit : Andrew Fillmore


Salt Lake City UT 2015
Photo Credit : Andrew Fillmore
IPRC, Portland OR 2015

Centro Civico Mexicano, Salt Lake City UT 2014

2.05.2013

We are space between the black-orange blur of a million Monarchs


Zacuanpapalotls

An Installation


Photographed by Apollo Fillmore

In honor of my family.

Many things inspired this body of work, but above all, it is about transcendence. 

The Aztecs believed that the souls of our loved ones transform into monarch butterflies.
Every year they return from the afterlife to the fir-crowned mountains of Michoacán, so we may honor them on Dia de los Muertos

To transcend means to go beyond, and self-transcendence means to go beyond a prior state of oneself.
My family is a living example of this; we exist above and beyond the limits of material experience and are free from the limitations imposed by matter.
We left behind a life in Mexico, guided blindly through an unforgiving desert by only our prayers and a dream of something more.
Like our Aztec ancestors before us, our migration was not simply a change in location, but a metamorphosis as well.

We are Zacuanpapalotls.


~ Nadia Rea Morales 













   







      





























Photograph by Apollo Fillmore