Nature Guelph Speaker Series – Science Illustration with Emily Damstra
January 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nature Guelph Speaker Series – Illuminating Goldenrod: Science Illustration and a common wildflower’s fascinating fauna.
Presented by: Emily Damstra
In this image-filled presentation, natural science illustrator Emily S. Damstra will give an overview of her profession and then discuss a recent project: A life-size illustration of Late Goldenrod (Solidago gigantia) in four seasons, along with illustrations of insects and other organisms that utilize goldenrod. Take a tour of this beautiful native wildflower, a biodiversity superhero that hosts a number of insects with surprising life stories.
Bio: Through her work as a freelance natural science illustrator, Emily Damstra delves into the diverse subjects of zoology, botany, anthropology, ecology, and paleontology as she helps her clients communicate messages about the natural world. Her illustrations may be seen on interpretive signs in museums, zoos, and natural areas as well as in many different publications, including the books Guide to Great Lakes Fishes by Gerald R. Smith and The Atlantic Coast; A Natural History by Harry Thurston. Emily was awarded the 2017 Guelph Arts Council Jane Graham Memorial Award. She works in her home studio in Guelph.
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