Monarch in Moda

Inspired by the 1960s Op-Art movement, Monarch in Moda explores the graphic patterns of monarch butterflies. Best known for their rich orange coloring, monarchs also flaunt dramatic black and white spotting on their wings and body, reminiscent of patterns used in Op Art work. Rooted in the concept of perception and movement, Op Art—short for “Optical Art”—uses a complex composition of patterns and colors to confuse and excite the eye, much like monarchs themselves. Monarch in Moda was commissioned to celebrate Ogden’s new Nine Rails Creative District and is painted on a 60,000-square-foot maker’s space which was named, in recognition of the mural, The Monarch.