And that means time for an update! This piece is one of my favourites - it was inspired by my love for cephalopods, and in creating it 5 years ago, I was dreaming up methods to share my interest for them in a visually exciting way. One of the coolest things I always appreciated about cephalopods was that they had beaks - that's right, beaks! Just like the ones you see on birds! - but wanted to expand the narrative to encompass multiple species in this order. This is essentially what started a collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, where I got to work alongside Dr. Sebastian Kvist and take a peek at their invertebrate collection for specimen samples. This kind of opportunity enabled me to get close up to some specimen, and was what helped capture the beautiful detail I've put in the tentacles.


Since I released this posted in 2015, it had a huge hit online - spawning over 25,000 notes on tumblr, over thousands of retweets and shares on Twitter, and even being posted and praised by Björk's leading artist on her creative team. What an honour!


For 2020, I wanted to revisit this piece and finally achieve something I didn't have time to complete back in 2015 - the diversity of cephalopod eyes. In this 2020 re-release, I included a new section about cephalopod eyes and how evolution has shaped them into different morphologies based on the species' needs. I think it's so interesting that nature can produce such a sophisticated eye in the Octopodae clan, but such a simplistic, rudimentary version in extant Nautilidae. Different strokes for different folks! Anyway, thank you to everyone who appreciates my work and for supporting "Tentacles and Beaks of Cephalopods". I am humbled that it has struck a chord with so many viewers and am so happy to release this poster as a glorified addendum to it's 2015 version.


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Big week in visual science communication output this week! First, I am so happy to share my master's thesis, after 5 years, has finally been published! And I contributed my illustrative chops to designing the figures for this article! I am so proud and happy that this is finally out there, and my 2 years of hard work with the NASA Pavilion Lake Research Project is finally published! Big smiles here! You can read the article here: Spatial distribution and preservation of carbon isotope biosignatures in freshwater microbialite carbonate.

Also, I was commissioned to create visuals for the NASA BASALT research program, helping to illustrate the communication architecture for analog Mars communication missions. What an amazing opportunity! I am so proud of these illos - they're fun, colourful, and more engaging to read while still maintaining the integrity of the scientific value and significance of BASALT's work. The science journal ''Astrobiology'' published a special issue on the BASALT research program, and I am so happy to have contributed illustrations to two papers! Check them out here!

The BASALT Research Program: Designing and Developing Mission Elements in Support of Human Scientific Exploration of Mars

A Flexible Telecommunication Architecture for Human Planetary Exploration Based on the BASALT Science-Driven Mars Analog

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So excited to announce that I was a finalist in NASA's Project Mars Competition! I worked on this project shortly after I moved to Stockholm, and I am so proud of the finished product and the story I managed to tell!

If you'd like to see the full animation, please watch it below!


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