The deconstruction and re-contextualization of butterfly imagery and the symbol of the butterfly exists as a central theme in Cecilia Salama’s collection of work entitled Butterfly Reprise. Salama’s exhibition catalog functions both as a faithful testimony to the show’s rhythm and visual language, as well as an artist book component that consolidates Butterfly Reprise and presents (to the viewer) a myriad thought-provoking formal decisions. In the catalog, Salama provides record of her conversations with acquaintances in preparation for the exhibition. Her inspiration is discussed, as is the concept of influential material, particularly when it manifests as a dialectically dense set of observations surrounding the type of sexuality applied to/understood by teenage girls, and, consequently, youthful interpretations of femininity. Salama goes on to analyze the behavior of this subgroup through the interconnected lenses of Capitalism and patriarchal hegemony, ultimately concluding that young girls who grow within these idealogical prisms develop a unique sense of innovation and opportunism that feels fragile yet perseverant, not unlike the circumstances of the butterfly.