.Carolina M Correia.
Drawing helps you understand Nature and
Scientific Illustration helps you explain it
Scientific Illustration is about putting art at the service of science and explaining it in the best way possible. However, it also strides to achieve pleasant and aesthetic images that people enjoy and that are easy to read.
For a naturalist, the best way to understand Nature's complex and beautiful mechanisms is to draw them and make them simple through images.
Printmaking is the oldest technique to share art
and art is meant to be shared
Printmaking has always had the concept of reproduction associated to its definition. A block can usually produce several original prints. In the past, it allowed for a cheaper way to reproduce paintings and artworks and make them more accessible. However, it has evolved into an art form of its own and, nowadays, printmaking represents craftsmanship and skill that can thrive on its own with its own visual languages.