“On the Wings of Change” was designed and built by Rachel Pace. Rachel grew up on the Hilltop and, like many artists, wanted to give back to the community. Rachel chose a monarch to design and build, as monarchs are her first passion. She then convinced us to build an entire festival around monarchs. The sculpture was built in the spring of 2015 in Rachel’s garage using repurposed stainless steel and copper from a scrap yard. If you look closely, you’ll see all four stages of the butterfly, from egg, to larva, chrysalis and finally, a full blown, beautiful monarch. “Big Momma”, as she’s become affectionately known as, is feeding on a Sullivant’s milkweed and is facing south towards her over-wintering grounds in Mexico. Joe Lamothe installed the sculpture on July 1st, 2015. She was placed by the rain garden near the water towers, in Westgate Park. “On the Wings of Change” is the very first public art sculpture on the Hilltop.