I grew up in a family of artists. I spent the majority of my childhood in art galleries and surrounded by mother's paintings of botanical specimens and fictional landscapes. Although I am a bit of the black sheep for going into the sciences I cannot help but translate the science I do into colorful hyper realistic drawings. I have an enormous fondness for the impressionist painters and have been developing an increasing appreciation for surrealism and in particular Joan Miro.
I have grouped my work into collections based on loosely topical and chronological categories. Thumbnails of the work can be enlarged by selecting any of the images and browsing through the category. I also dabble in turning these pieces into commodities such as clothing and postcards. If you have any questions about the art, acquiring prints, or commissioning work contact me.
Drosophila, Syracuse University
I love getting to know fruit flies and seeing their hidden, tiny beauty. Many of these peices are still in progress, but I hope to be able to share more soon. I am also beginning to experiment with using insects as a medium.
Mouse Dissections, NIEHS
Multimedia illustrations of dissection during my research on calcium and fertilization in mice eggs at the NIEHS in 2013 and 2014. I wanted to pay homage to the mice I was 'sacrificing', highlight the beautiful contrast of the reproductive organs to the surrounding fat and show the intricacies of developing embryos.
Baboons, South Africa
Drawings from observing baboon behavior in the Tokai forest just outside of Cape Town, South Africa in the summer of 2013. Oil pastel on phonebook paper. The three main baboon portraits are of the alpha males of the troops I followed: Hamlet (in green), Maggerly (in white), and Mayhem (in orange).