SELF EMPLOYED, INSTRUCTOR
Here are some details of my interests and experiences as a natural science illustrator:
Field work in American Samoa and Western Samoa with Dr. Paul A. Cox of Brigham Young University: paintings of the endangered Samoan Flying Fox (Pteropus samoensis) and drawings of medicinal plants (l985 and l986). Participated in three expeditions to French Guiana (l989, l993, and 2000), and one expedition to the Brazilian Amazon (1996) with the New York Botanical Garden, under the direction of Dr. Scott Mori (Fund for Neotropical Plant Research).
Digital (Photoshop) and traditional media reconstructions of fossil plants (using SEM reference images), under the aegis of Drs. William Crepet, Kevin Nixon, and Maria A. Gondolfo in the Department of PlantBiology, Cornell University: summers 1999 through 2003 and 2007, 2008.
Additonal samples of my work are at the following URLs:
(web-portfolio site) www.michaelrothman.com
(Gicleé print site) www.printmakersonthehudson.com