Common Milkweed (For Monarch Butterflies) Casey Whittier


$ 275.00
Casey Whittier


1.5 x 9 x 7.5"

earthenware, mason stain, fishing line

Series Info:
This series is inspired by plant species that are critical for pollinators and butterflies. The process of researching and sculpting these plants is a form of embodied research. This way of working is challenging on many levels (including the way it exposes me to my own limits with material and form, and the limited information resources about these species that are available to the average citizen). This body of work is inspired by citizen science, which I see as a form of civic activism and stems from my long-standing interest in ecology and the non-human ecosystems that surround us. These works are my way of simultaneously witnessing, imagining, and acknowledging the challenges of contemporary environmental stewardship and biodiversity conservation. 

This species is one that I have grown. While it is not endangered or threatened in my area, it is not abundant. Milkweed species are the only plants that Monarch caterpillars will feed on and are critical for the species survival. More information can be found at:

All artwork included in Small Changes will remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Sold artwork will begin being shipped out on March 7, 2023. Thank you for your patience.