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Ruth Ava Lyons


Most of my work is inspired by ecosystems in nature that are threatened by man, yet I try to bring hope and beauty within the concept to positively address these issues.

In 2015 I began my Monarch Migration Series to communicate the decline of the butterfly due to threats in its migratory environment. As that series wrapped up, the HB2 debacle began. The image of the Butterfly transitioned to represent the diversity  of the LGBTQ community. I find the concept of metamorphosis and the uniqueness of each Butterfly  to perfectly equate with the beauty of unfolding of every individuals identity.This is the Changeling Series.