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 …

Good Reads for Art + Science

Today I spent some time researching more about people who are interested in art + wildlife biology/conservation, and I came across these.  They feel very important to me, and I’m going to save them here so I can easily find them again.  I pulled out some sentences that I feel are super cool and encouraging. 🙂 …

Desert Life Art

Desert Life Art

Here are the collections of art that I made during my time with the Desert Life program in July 2016.  This first gallery has the sketches, warm-up activities, and watercolor tests/practices that I did while I was in New Mexico and Texas, as well as the cyanotype prints and “resinations” that I talked about in …

7/28 Rio Grande

7/28 Rio Grande

Percha Dam State Park Today was a wonderful day for relaxation. Good thing too, because I wasn’t feeling so well…I took a shower in the morning, and then I ate a few pancakes with some mini bananas for breakfast.  After breakfast, we were told to find a secluded place where we could focus and really …

7/27 Valley of Fires, Rio Grande

7/27 Valley of Fires, Rio Grande

Valley of Fires (continued), Percha Dam State Park Our last day in Valley of Fires….I’m going to miss this place.  In the morning, we had breakfast and then got ready for a morning herp hike.  We were hoping to find a rattlesnake and a collared lizard this time, but still no luck.  We did, however, find Sceloporus …

7/26 Valley of Fires State Park

7/26 Valley of Fires State Park

Valley of Fires After a night of crazy wind, thunder, lightning, and rain, we woke up to a beautiful morning surrounded by the black rock lava formations of Valley of Fires State Park. For breakfast, we ate cinnamon oatmeal, bananas, and milk, and then we were off to explore for our hike. The gnats were really …