Smilodon fooorrr laura!
this is really crappy and the colours really… don’t fit at all i’m sorry
!!!! HOW DO FEATHERS WORK his beak was fun and easy because it’s smooth but feathers omg he’s going to end up looking like plastic hahahah
i’ve never been good at fur/feathers
one of my new finch girls :> she’s my favourite, she’s really friendly and sweet
Artwork by Kadie Zimmerman-Chambers
Our Opening Reception is TODAY! Stop by the UC Gallery (2nd floor) between 4-6p.m. this evening to chat with some of the artists, grab a snack, and learn more about our great Museum! Check out this post to learn more about our group art show, An Aesthetic Taxonomy.
These three triptychs are work from Kadie Zimmerman-Chambers, a friend of mine from many studio art classes during our undergraduate degrees. She was the first one to ever mention to me that we had a zoological museum on campus and ignited the motivating spark for me to learn more about the UMZM and what it could offer me as a student. She worked in the UM Paleontology Center for a few years, informing her work as an aesthetic approach to illustrating evolutionary processes which span millions of years. The process of completing an encaustic work can be time consuming, but the emphasis on the layering technique is an important detail to note with understanding and appreciating her work. I’m so glad she decided to contribute these triptychs to our show, so be sure to stop by sometime before November 30th — her work deserves a closer look!
Edo Period Japan Human Dissection and Anatomy Illustrations 1600s-1800s
“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” - Leonardo da Vinci