Experimental illustration workshop. ITP, NYU. 2018 | Blind butterflies and kaleidoscopic eyes, or how to draw like an insect is a drawing workshop, inspired by insects and dedicated to the work of naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian. This workshop will explore the creative process of drawing through fast strokes, unexpected compositions and different techniques. Mistakes are embraced as part of the finals compositions of our own plates. A scientific illustration is one that communicates visually the structure and specific details of biological subjects, this workshop aims to develop skills of close observation and plastic exploration.
Maria Sybilla Merian is considered one of the founders of Ecology. Insects were her leitmotif, she looked and depicted the natural world as no one did before, she went on expeditions to South America and financed her publication long before it was fashionable. This workshop is dedicated to her.