Contact by Becky Jaffe
© 2012 Becky Jaffe

  • Artist Statement

    "As children stream into the rainforest exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences, they raise their hands, reaching out hopefully, offering themselves as perches for the butterflies to land on. This Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) chose the girl with iridescent nails. We crave contact with wild things, naturally. This photo conveys that affinity we feel for other living creatures, which E.O. Wilson calls Biophilia."