Daniel Babbitt, Austin, TX Member Since November 2011 Artist Statement With photography, I have been able to appreciate an area of interest I had as a child in an entirely new way. I grew up in the upper midwest, and would catch butterflies on the neighbor's lilac bushes. I learned all I could about these fascinating creatures. Many I reared from the larval stage through to adulthood and was always stunned by their radical transformation. I ordered specimens from around the world. Most of the images you will find here are of moths and butterflies that hung on my mom's wall in Iowa for over 30 years. Last summer I brought them home to Texas with me and began taking pictures. These specimens were collected from the late 1970s through 1981.