It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Taxa – Taxidermist – Kirkland

Isabella Kirkland is a visual artist and a research associate in aquatic biology at the California Academy of Sciences, she was also, for a time, the only licenced female taxidermist in New York.
Isabella is exhibiting at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC (April 10-August 25). She modeled her oil paintings after sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Dutch still lives. This series depicts nearly 400 species. All her paintings have a key to all species illustrated. Read more in the American Scientist

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