For me, art and science are inextricably linked. My science inspires my art, and my art makes me a better scientist.
I've been crafting, sketching, and painting my whole life, and over the last few years have nurtured a particular passion for watercolor and pyrography (the art of wood burning). I collect bones and especially love putting art onto functional objects, hence all the skulls and coasters!
Skull and pussy willow study. Pyrography, 2016.
Larkspur (picked as an undergraduate field assistant in Montana) study. Watercolor and pencil, 2014.
Another skull. Watercolor, 2016.
Northern cardinal. Watercolor and pyrography, 2017.
Wolf skull and lavender.
Watercolor and pyrography, 2018.
Red-bellied woodpecker. Watercolor and pyrography, 2017.
Mural at Soltis Center of Texas A&M University in Costa Rica. Collaborative work with fellow masters student Caitlin Higgins. Austin skyline, bluebells, and Capitol juxtaposed with the foggy mountains of Costa Rica. And, of course, bats! Acrylic, 2016.