Milkweed - A Journey
The natural form of a milkweed pod is explored and celebrated through the utilization of the robust technologies of photogrammetry, animation and digital modeling. Link to animation here. Formal explorations take root in the pod’s folds and crevices.
The Monarch butterfly is dependent on Milkweed for nutrition and propagation. Milkweed sap is the sole food source of the Monarch butterfly larvae. When Monarch larvae, along with other caterpillars and beetles, ingest the sap, the cardiac glycosides give their blood a toxic character that protects it against predators.