This project was conceived initially by Mark Smith and me ca. 2008. With the economy is disarray for several years, however, we hesitated to venture forth. Now that we have moved past the economic malaise for the most part, we have returned to discussing the project. Since then, I also moved back to my former home of Austin, Texas where I have been in touch with Shea Little of Big Medium regarding the project.
It is hoped a touring exhibition of prints will be developed, and print sales (individual and boxed sets) will support the National Butterfly Center (and park) in Mission, Texas. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a personal note, I volunteered to help Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg of NABA early-on in the formation of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas (starting in 1999). As a volunteer, I helped introduce him to some of the leading philanthropists of Texas. Those relationships resulted in some significant grants. In recognition, I received an Honorary Lifetime Membership in NABA. Today, the Center is flourishing, but daily operational costs require additional charitable donations, and for the long term. The Butterfly Print Project is one way those funds could, in part, be provided.