Jane Kim has painted hundreds of species of animals as a scientific illustrator who creates large scale installations and murals, “inspiring people to love and protect the earth one work of art at a time.” This is the motto of Ink Dwell, the studio she co-founded to help spread her message about conservation and activism. She recently completed a two-and-a-half year project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where she painted 260 species of birds at full scale.

In this episode of Art School, take a trip to the California Academy of Sciences with Jane Kim as she draws inspiration from their collection and talks about an early obsession with teddy bears that led her to a life of using art to give the natural world a stronger voice. She also explains how research and location play an important role in her projects and help encourage environmental stewardship.

Learn more about Jane Kim at InkDwell.com

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Jon Brown

Jon Brown makes videos for KQED's Art School! 

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Kristin Farr

Kristin Farr is the creator and producer of KQED's Emmy Award-winning web video series, Art School, and she is also a contributing editor for Juxtapoz magazine. Her artwork has been exhibited at galleries around the Bay Area including YBCA, Fifty24SF, Anno Domini and The Bedford Gallery. Her FarrOut art app for iOS was released in 2013. She lives in the East Bay and her favorite color is all of them.

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