Archive for November, 2012


Posted in Photography on November 20, 2012 by Thomas Allen

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.


Posted in Photography on November 16, 2012 by Thomas Allen

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:

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