In addition to being an artist, I’ve been recruited to teach science to my daughter (nearly 9). My wife decided that we needed to become secular homeschoolers this year (for reasons I won’t go into). I wasn’t too happy about it at first — mostly because I’m such a flake and a total scatterbrain. Regardless, if I’m going to teach science, it needs to be visually exciting. Here’s the first image in what I hope will become a time-lapse video capture of capillary action (just need to keep two kittens from jumping on the table while I wait). If this one fails, I have more Paperwhites that are just about ready to bloom.
Archive for November, 2012
I just completed an 11th hour commission for the next issue of Mental Floss. The illustration accompanies a story about Betty Friedan, founder and first president of the National Organization for Women. However, the photograph above is NOT the one that will be published. It was tabled in a round of revisions.
This is my second time working with MF. The following was published in the August issue: