October of 2004 I was asked if I would participate in the 'BUTTERFLY INITIATIVE'.
KOCE-TV Orange County,
California's PBS affiliate recruited Southern California artists to donate
their time to create butterflies with materials of their choosing. Each artist was
provided with a metal stand and a butterfly frame measuring 5 ½ feet
he butterflies were
first exhibited at Rogers Garden in Corona Del Mar for the month of
February and on March 4th, they were auctioned off to raise
funds for education
endowment. my butterfly featured more than 300 photographs I shot at the Santa Ana Zoo. Eight mosaics of 40-50 photograps grace the top and bottom wings of the butterfly. My "Mosaic Butterfly" was formally dedicated to the Santa Ana Zoo in California on March 5th, 2005 where it stands today.