Elizabeth Weber: An Homage to Western Monarch Butterflies -
ELIZABETH WEBER, "Coronado Monarch Preserve," Goleta, California 2021, 19 x 24 inches, courtesy of the artist.

Photography Gallery

Elizabeth Weber: An Homage to Western Monarch Butterflies

June 11 - August 6, 2022

Curated by Louisa Gloger

An independent documentary photographer, Elizabeth Weber is an environmental advocate who focuses her photography on issues related to both nature’s degradation and healing. An Homage to Western Monarch Butterflies presents Weber’s photographs of Monarch butterflies created using an experimental process of printing in black and white on vellum paper and applying gold leaf. This process creates an aesthetic of fragility, referencing the fragility of both the Monarch’s habitat and existence. In removing the Monarch’s signature magnificent color, Weber asks the viewer to consider what it would mean to lose the Western Monarch butterfly entirely.

Born and raised in Bolinas during the 1970s and ‘80s, Weber’s parents Warren and Marion, started Star Route Farms. She is currently an MFA student at the Academy of Art University. She has traveled with and photographed for Global Green Grants Fund for over 12 years. A current exhibition of her work on plastic marine debris in the Hawaiian Islands is on display at the Hawai’i Wildlife Discovery Center in Maui. In Bolinas, Weber is a passionate participant in the Western Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary project.

Related Exhibition
Ole Schell: The Magic of Creating a Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11
2 PM Talks · 3 – 5 PM Reception