Exhibition opens February 14, 2014
A mother’s love is the first and most enduring love of all. Unequivocal and unconditional, a mother’s love is a blanket of protection. This elephant calf lost his mother before he was even two months old-the trauma of elephant poaching. Here, a caregiver at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Rescue in Kenya feeds this orphaned calf and the calf reaches up with his trunk in a show of intimacy and affection. The blanket, the bottle, the trusting eyes–we can see the gravity of this loss as the calf seeks comfort from the hands that hope to heal him.