Toucans in a Tree

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Toucans in a Tree

Artist’s Statement: I was in Costa Rica, walking through the forest at sunset, about to go inside when I heard birds tweeting above me. Looking up, I saw two beautifully vibrant toucans. I pulled out my camera to snap a photo before they flew away, capturing the birds framed by the tree and the colorful sky, just as the toucans turned toward each other.
Rivka Schafer (they/them) is a member of the class of 2023 at The Idea School in Teaneck, New Jersey. They love art, nature, and activism. Their hobbies include acting, photography, singing, writing, painting, swimming, and gardening. They have been dubbed “the ray of sunshine” by their friends and love to emulate positivity. Their biggest goal in life is to change the world for the better.