Art

I enjoy wood burning, and often create pieces for those who inspire me, as thank yous, for fun, and yearly for the auction at the annual American Arachnological Society meetings as my way of giving back to the community.

Pieces marked with TOL refer to a larger "Tree of Life" project. I aim to wood burn an individual from each major group of animals, tracking significant evolutionary changes.

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2018 - Neogea nocticolor

For the American Arachnological Society Meeting Auction 

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2019 - Leucauge venusta

For the American Arachnological Society Meeting Auction 

2018 - Flatworm - TOL #4

Platyhelminthes exhibit bilateral symmetry, but no respiratory or circulatory systems. This one is a work in progress.

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2017 - Jellyfish - TOL #3

Radial symmetry marks the next phase in the evolution of animal life.

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2015 - Sponge Cross Section - TOL #2

The cross section of a sponge reveals cooperative choanocytes similar to the choanoflagellate of the previous piece. 

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2014 - Choanoflagellate - TOL #1

Choanoflagellates are single-celled, free-living or colonial organisms considered to be the closest living relatives of animals.  

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2014 - Dictyna voltaris

2013 - Spider on a Dandelion

For the American Arachnological Society Meeting Auction 

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2011 - Salticidae

For the American Arachnological Society Meeting Auction

2011 - Dolomedes tenebrosus

2011 - Latrodectus hesperus

2011 - termite head, unknown sp.

2011 - Prosimulium mixtum feeding on a human

2011 - Hypochilus pococki fang 14" x 20"

2011 - Hyptiotes cavatus

2010 - Tibicen sp.

2010 - Nephila clavipes

2010 - Aliatypus sp.

2010 - Sabacon occidentalis

2010 - Double-sided Hypochilis pococki eating a tipulid and web.