The Cell: Youth Art

The Cell: Youth Art

When you ask young people to look closely, THEY DO. This week I was thrilled to work with over 120 sixth grade biology students, guiding them through the steps of creating unique scientific artwork. Looking at detailed photographs of magnified cells, they observed and...
Microscopic

Microscopic

Remembering the magnificent microscope slides of Jack Fisher: marine algae in glowing colors. Poetry. Detail of works in progress, “Magnified” Fresco secco: earth and mineral pigments on dry plaster I met Jack at work mounting specimens, deep in the...
Biodiversity Artwork

Biodiversity Artwork

Exhibit: BIODIVERSITY, a closer look- Artists Bambi Waterman & Krista Anandakuttan explore lifeforms in porcelain clay and fresco It all started last summer, as a hypothetical. “Would we, could we” show our biology-inspired artwork together? We were...
Just Look: Student Artwork

Just Look: Student Artwork

My rewarding week as a teaching artist… Summary: the future of our world is in good hands. Early Monday morning, in a November rain, I joined the biology teacher and school gardener at Willowside Middle School’s xeric garden, carefully clipping some of the...