I am an artist myself, and dream
that one day artists, writers, and creative people from all
walks of life will visit Yanayacu. I do scientific
illustrations for my own research publications, but prefer
the relaxation of working with chalk, my favorite medium.
Recently, I have made some attempts at artistic
photography and, using these photographs, have made some
digital art. One day I hope to see combined biology/art
classes being taught at Yanayacu, especially classes that
teach artists the intricacies and beauty of the natural
world and biologists the skills that will help them express
the beauty and excitement of the organisms with which they
Chalk drawing on black paper (West Virginia 1999)
entitled: "Barely There"