The Butterfly Project was a large-scale art installation created for the Bullock Texas State History Museum's exhibit, State of Deception : The Power of Nazi Propaganda. The piece was developed by a team of students from St. Edward's University with help from the community. The panels contain over 5,000 butterflies which were created by families and children across the state. The Bullock Museum was awarded top honors by the American Association for State and Local History for the installation.
"The purpose of this collaborative project is to showcase children’s artwork focusing on the Holocaust. This exhibition draws upon the poem “The Butterfly” written by Pavel Friedmann, a child at the Terezin Concentration Camp during the Holocaust...."
The last, the very, last, So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow. Perhaps if the sun's tears would sing against a white stone....
Such, such a yellow Is carried lightly 'way up high. It went away I'm sure because it wished to kiss the world good-bye.
For seven weeks I've lived in here, Penned up inside this ghetto. But I have found what I love here. The dandelions call to me And the white chestnut branches in the court. Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one. Butterflies don't live in here, in the ghetto.