In 2013 I worked as a biological illustrator for an Icthyologist, Dr Anthony Gill at the University of Sydney. I created the images for a taxonomic paper he was working on comparing the gill arches across species of small sea fish. The illustrations were drawn through a periscope microscope, very carefully tracing the tiny bone structures of fish that are made translucent with a special pink dye.
Traditionally, this has been one of the functional realms of art within science, creating clear illustrations for scientific papers. I was interested to work at this traditional cross section between art and science. These designs I created using the specimen illustrations, appreciating the complex beauty of the delicate bone structures.