Wood Gone Viral!

After seeing how amazing my first batch of laser-cut wood designs turned out, I decided I needed to make a LOT more! With the approach of ASV 2018, viruses were the obvious choice. It doesn’t hurt that viruses lend themselves beautifully to a clean, graphic style that works so well in this medium! I came up with five new virus designs, covering a broad range of known virus families. With so many recent business expenses,…

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A whole new world (of wood!)

…or maybe that should be “a whole new wood”! There’s been all sort of fun new stuff happening in the Land of the Muddlers lately, and there’s more to come very soon (but that will have to wait for another post). The big news for today is my new line of laser-cut wood accessories! I’ve been working with the fantastic folks at The Maker Bean here in Toronto to develop these, and boy howdy are…

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Lab logo fun

Over the years I’ve made a number of illustrations for my lab, and recently got the opportunity to make one for another lab, so I thought I’d take advantage of the opportunity to show off some silly microbial lab doodles! First, my two favourite PIs, who have on occasion been known to get a bit soaked. My boss is the bald one ;) I made this image just for fun, but luckily he’s in on…

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A Scien-terrific Holiday Pop-Up!

For the first time ever, Toronto is getting a handmade holiday pop-up shop just for science lovers! On December 9th and 10th, the Toronto Etsy Street Team will host A Scienterrific Holiday Pop-Up at their gallery at 906 Queen St West. Between the hours of 10am and 8pm, you’ll be able to buy beautiful handmade gifts for all your science-loving friends and family, and maybe a little something for yourself ;) Check out the list…

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Project: Ocean vessel

A couple of years ago I spent some time at a studio out in the east end of the city. I worked under a potter there who was a brilliant sculptor, and it was under her tutelage that I learnt most of the core slab-building techniques that I now use.  When most people think of pottery, what comes to mind is the classic scene from Ghost, where Patrick Swayze “helps” Demi Moore on the pottery…

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Be still, my Cretaceous heart

After months of planning and consultation with several helpful nerds, I’m pleased to present my latest art work! I made this piece specifically for the Dinovember art show at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery in Toronto. If you’re in the area, you can check it out until November 14th. Here’s the video of the installed piece. You’ll want to be in a quiet space and crank the volume up – the music is subtle…

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