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Life as a Scientific Illustrator

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I grew up drawing animals. Birds, bugs, whales, my cat, anything you can think of, including animals that didn’t exist. My best friend and I would sit for hours doing nothing else.

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- May 18, 2017
Gorman’s Fables: Art of the Human Animal

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A dog with a sunburnt nose. A circus baboon on the run. A rabbit with a ball in hand. A buffed-up, vengeful squirrel. These are some of the creatures brought to life by Santa Fe-based artist Geoffrey Gorman.…

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- Dec 11, 2014
Conservation Biology and Artistic Expression

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The decision to pursue conservation biology came after an incredible and intense 14 months of traveling through South America. There was no one moment or epiphany, no strike of clarity, just a slow and…

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- Mar 19, 2013
The Taos Youth Art & Biodiversity Project

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Through the Taos Youth Art and Biodiversity Project, Izilwane hoped to educate young children about conservation by connecting the human animal to the natural world. With simple, grassroots publicity,…

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- Jul 17, 2012
Dancing with Horses

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In 1997, choreographer JoAnna Mendl Shaw developed a unique collaboration between equestrianism and dance, a new connection between horse and human. By partnering natural horsemanship with elaborate choreography,…

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- Apr 08, 2012
Children and Conservation: An art gallery from nature

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Izilwane helps teach children about the importance of conservation through artistic expression. In the summer of 2011, Izilwane interns Carolyn Lopez and Anne Da Silva developed and conducted a series…

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- Nov 14, 2011