A visual exploration of healing, The Butterfly Series is a collection dedicated to my sister, Samantha Mahon. Sami is a trained counselor to young adults, the majority of whom have suffered trauma in the early stages of their lives. She uses butterflies as a metaphor in her counseling. Each piece begins as a conversation about what it feels like to exist in the stasis of the cocoon and the stages in which we begin to individually heal. The resulting images are a visceral and dreamlike exposé on when and how we begin to cross that threshold into healing.