San Francisco Silverspot (FS II.298)
Title: San Francisco Silverspot (FS II.298)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Size: 38″ x 38″
Edition: Edition of 150, 30 AP, 5 PP, 5 EP, 3HC, 10 numbered in Roman numerals, 1 BAT, 30 TP, signed and numbered in pencil. Portfolio of 10.
The Silverspot is a species of butterfly whose name alludes to the silver markings underneath its wings. Its decline in population is largely due to its habitat being close to major cities like Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco. The open areas have become less and less due to suburbanization and the little fields that are left are dominated by non-native plants and grazing animals that destroy its habitat.