chameleon bodypaintingThe model for this piece was studying Herpetology, the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians and reptiles.

We decided to do an image of a chameleon to show the versatility and beauty of the animal that she would like to highlight.

In her own words:

The allure of reptiles and amphibians is frequently overshadowed by fear, revulsion, and the stigma that surrounds the hobby of keeping captive reptiles.

In addition, being a female member of such a unique community is still a challenge (though acceptance is growing in leaps and bounds). The animals that I study are not only ecologically important in more ways than I have time to list, but they’re frequently stunning!

Please assist me by displaying on my body my devotion to my career, and the natural beauty of the subject.

Model: Melissa