Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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This is a fascinating stop-motion video of artist Carel Brest van Kempen’s painting of a Wilson’s Bird of Paradise, Cicinnurus respublica. Wilson’s Bird of Paradise is a small forest species endemic to Waigeo and Batanta, two islands just NW of New Guinea’s Vogelkop peninsula. In my opinion, Carel Brest van Kempen is the finest wildlife artist alive today.


Carel Brest van Kempen published a stunning book, Rigor Vitae: Life Unyielding [my review] and writes the art blog that goes by the same name, that might be of interest to you.