Archaeological Illustration

After I graduated from Boston University in 2010, I joined the Central Lydia Archaeological Survey (CLAS) in Turkey for several months.  I spent much of that time walking through agricultural fields that surrounded known and suspected archaeological sites, collecting and counting artifacts discovered on the surface. The most distinctive and diagnostic ceramic sherds* were then cataloged, photographed,… Continue reading Archaeological Illustration

Botanical Illustration

One of the great benefits of working at Phipps Conservatory is having the opportunity to take advantage of their adult education classes.  I have taken classes in graphite, pen and ink, as well as watercolor and mixed media. Botanical illustration is, at its core, a form of scientific illustration used for plant identification.  In most situations, the… Continue reading Botanical Illustration