I find magic in making things that are beautiful, and I enjoy using art as a vehicle to communicate science. When I’m out doing scientific fieldwork, I delight in creating landscape paintings that highlight details of scientific interest.
I work primarily in watercolors; sometimes acrylics, oils, pencil, and pen.
A collaboration with Ian Etter, Blueshift explored the history of microbiology and search for life in the solar system with both visual (drawings) and performance (storytelling) art. It was exhibited at the PRACTICE Gallery in Philadelphia, and documented as an artists’ book.
For my undergraduate thesis I did a science illustration project on the chemical origins of life with mixed media paintings in the style of a Medieval illuminated manuscript. Selected artwork from Stardust was shown at the Centrum Gallery at Hampshire College and as part of an Art of Science exhibition at the Red Door Café at Caltech and the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.