There is a current theory that a caterpillar is not the same species as a butterfly. Evolutionary theory suggests that within a caterpillar possibly exists the dormant cells of another organism that will kill the caterpillar and become a new and different insect, the butterfly.  If this is true, does the caterpillar realize that it dies or does it merely fall asleep and never experience its demise?  Is the caterpillar aware that something takes its place within the cocoon? Is the butterfly aware that it has taken the place of something else? Is the butterfly aware that it has killed in order to exist? What must it be like for a place as tranquil as a cocoon to be a location of death and birth, yet hide this occurrence from the world? How tranquil is a cocoon?  Would I change after going in and out of a cocoon?  Would I be aware of this change? Would I die within my cocoon? If I feel death approaching, will I fight to live? Or, will I let death consume me? What would take my place once the cocoon is taken off? How tranquil is a cocoon?
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Elan Jurado

Performance artist

art New York School of Visual Arts

LCOAS
Love Letter
Time
Spews
Twine
Wrap
Square
Triangle
Aware
Child's Toy
Silence
Cock Rock
Circle
Tea
Smear #1
Smear #2
W.A.R.R.
A Memory
A Fondness For Antiheros