What Has Love Got to do With it?

Beth Grace

Rescued and last-chance animals thrive at the Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary under the care of owners Werner Ebner and Mary Sever. Grace’s photographs reflect the calm, content, and serene creatures these animals become when given proper surroundings, fresh air, good food, and love. More than simply illustrating the relationship between background and foreground, Grace shows the dynamic relationship these animals have with their surroundings—exploring a duality of the festival theme that transcends the two-dimensional picture.