A three-toed tree sloth hangs from the trunk of a tree in the jungle on the bank of the Panama Canal
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A Sloth Meme for You to Block With!

I made this collage-meme a while back to cheer myself up when people said totes-innapropes things to me on the internet. It totally worked! Hope it cheers you up too!      

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The Chemistry of Rose Scent

I created a painting about the chemistry of the scent of roses. Chemist, Dr Ray Burks was my science advisor on this project and one of the main points she expressed to me is that the volatile aroma chemicals in flowers, the stuff that we smell, is very complex. Something …

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Adult Coloring. Does it Have Actual Health Benefits?

There is a big trend in the meditation and self-help communities of adult coloring for relaxation, stress and anxiety reduction. As an artist, I have always looked at my work as a way of helping me to focus and to escape from the stress of the daily grind, but could …

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Mad Art Cast Episode #26 — Shitting on Modern Art Quickie

On this quickie episode the gang at Mad Art Cast discussed a curious and extremely opinionated video on YouTube called, “Why is Modern Art so Bad?” The video was released in 2014 and is produced by Prager University. We have thoughts and feelings about narrator, Robert Florczak’s thoughts and feelings. …

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Capsaicin and The Science Inside Hot Peppers

My painting that teaches a bit about the bite that bites back in chili peppers is complete! *This post was originally posted on my Patreon. If you enjoy science communication through art please consider supporting my project here. I used the Padrón pepper as my model and muse for this …


Artist’s Block

I was recently on a panel at the scifi convention known as Convergence that covered the topic of Artist Block or what is more commonly referred to as, “writer’s” block. This reported phenomenon is when a creative person feels as if they are unable to produce work. They are blocked. …

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Art About Von Economo Neurons

This is a painting I created with the oversight of neuroscientist and opera singer, Indre Viskontas. This painting is part of my ongoing Patreon project and was originally posted there. This piece of art is meant to highlight the largest and most recently evolved neurons in the brain called, Von …

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Mad Art Cast: Art and Astronomy with Special Guest Maki Naro!

    Links for this episode:  Neil deGrasse Tyson did an r/Art AMA and talked about Sci-Fi and robots. Shout out to listener Alexandra C.! “NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society will offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by and using actual NASA imagery …