Airplanes in the Garden

Monarch Butterflies Take Flight
by Joan Z. Calder
About the Book Designer - Isaac Hernández
Isaac Hernandez and Bill Moyers
Isaac Hernández and Bill Moyers
Isaac Hernández loves to play and to challenge himself, whether he's being a photographer, designer, journalist, artist or playwright. His work has been published in hundreds of publications worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, National Geographic Traveler, Stern, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and El Mundo, for which he's a regular contributor.

His photo portfolio ( includes intimate portraits of Amy Tan, Antonio Banderas, Gore Vidal and many artists, writers, social and environmental leaders, and scientists.

In 1991 he co-founded the agency Mercury Press International (, and in 2007 initiated the EcoHeroes Project (, documenting the work of people with ideas for sustainability.

He has written three plays in collaboration with kids, directing two of them, and co-founded Teatro Mayo (, providing theater workshops that ignite children's creativity.

He also loves to photograph weddings (, as a contribution to his community.

Ah, he also designs books and other things (, and exhibits his art worldwide.

About Airplanes in the Garden: "Whenever I'm asked to be part of a creative project, I feel blessed. Working on Joan's book was an unforgettable experience. It became a close collaboration with two amazingly talented women. Joan made it possible for me to witness for the first time, a butterfly coming out of his chrysalis (I was able to identify the monarch as a male thanks to the book) sharing the experience with my sons."

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