Los Angeles-based artist Jorge Pardo explores the relationship between functionalism and aesthetics, his work incorporating elements of design, architecture and beauty. The 96 lamps in this site-specific work take the form of butterflies which are alluring, practical, and question the viewer’s definition and expectation of what is considered fine art. Pardo commented to The New York Times that he hoped the installation would make shoppers stop in their tracks, noting, "A lot of people want to take pictures of themselves in front of the butterflies. In that sense, it's really cool, because it works like a traditional monument."
Pardo ‘swork is included in the collections of such museums as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami.