2019 Art Journal

2019 Art Journal

One of my resolutions for 2019 is to integrate a better routine for artmaking in my life. I was inspired by a book I had picked up a year or two ago and had been wanting to try out. It is called No Excuses Art Journaling by Gina Rossi Armfield. Basically the book requires you …

Origami Art

Origami Art

Watch NOVA’s special “The Origami Revolution”. Incredible ties with the origami art form to science and engineering.  I loved it! Vincent Floderer is one of the featured artists in the documentary, and it was amazing to see the organic, life-like sculptures that he creates with his origami-inspired technique.  Definitely one of my favorite parts.

Paleoartist

Paleoartist

Ever since I first heard of it a few months ago, I keep wondering what being a paleoartist would be like.  It would work nicely with my interests in art+science, and I have always loved dinosaurs. I also like the sound of being able to tell people that I’m a paleoartist. B) Will refer back to this …

Card Illustration Progress Work

Card Illustration Progress Work

Finally getting around to posting the process work for my illustrations!  Over the past few months, I discovered how much I love the ink and watercolor aesthetic, so I wanted to try my hand at it.  Abby Diamond is one of my favorite ink+watercolor artists that I found – be sure to check out her …

Card Design Process Work

Card Design Process Work

Another part of my project was designing the cards, which had two parts: creating the illustrations for the front, and creating the design/layout for the information and logos on the back of the card.  I decided to keep my 3 designs focused on the Crested Gecko because the species was the focus of 2 of …

Web Design Process Work

Web Design Process Work

One of the first steps I took in my Biology/Art Collaboration project was gather information and inspiration for the website.  Dr. Underwood (my faculty mentor and head of the BGSU Herpetarium) gathered content that we wanted to include in the website while I organized everything, including photos for the animals.  I also wrote content that needed …

Biology/Art Collaboration

Biology/Art Collaboration

During summer 2016, I was one of the lucky few to have funding for an original project with CURS (Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship) at BGSU.  After my trip to Puerto Rico with the ART+BIO Collaborative program (check out my previous blog posts 😀 ), I decided I’d take what I learned back to …

Maya Lin, What is Missing?

Maya Lin, What is Missing?

Looking back at some of the topics we discussed in the Island Life program I participated in, I found this!  Maya Lin, designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, created another memorial project called “What is Missing?”  It’s an interactive website collaboration between scientists, artists, historians, and the public that’s being used to bring awareness to the …

Cool Quotes for Art + Science

Here are some cool quotes about artists and scientists that I completely relate to and enjoyed reading.  Found them here in an interview with Carolina Brandão Zanelli, an art-loving biologist who is currently a scientific illustrator and translator.  I especially like the second one. 🙂 “There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that …