Line Drawing
Scientific depictions

Stephanie Korschun's Insect Drawings:
A Class Apart

Introduced by M.G. Hudson

Like Marianne North Kew, the Victorian era artist and botanist who explored, drew and painted creatures and plants of the Amazon, Stephanie Korschun's work is biologically precise and artistically satisfying Her exacting drawings give one a feeling of wings and freedom, not rigidity, softening the line between art and scientific description. In this age of computer generated images, it is nice to know that there are skilled artists like Stephanie Korschun who can observe accurately and render real information while making a thing of beauty.

How did she get this skill? Unlike some of us, Stephanie is is a modest person who doesn't like to talk about herself too much. She studied science at university, worked for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) project which used computers and earthquake data. One day she spent some time at the Center for Appropriate Transport (CAT) in Eugene, Oregon, and got hooked on its mission of hands-on technology of bicycle building and educational programs. She learned and now teaches layout, tube bending, welding, cutting, metal finishing and machining to young people as part of CAT"s educational curriculum of reality inspired learning. Stephanie loves teaching bike building and has earned the respect of the kids. As a scientific artist, I think she earns another kind of respect.


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