Krista Anandakuttan

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Sandhills, a Beach in the Mountains

By |June 13th, 2017|Syndicated Content|

The rare sandhills ecosystem of Santa Cruz county is like no other place. High in the coastal range, with no ocean in sight, I have white sand between my toes. The sandy floor and a dry, warm coastal mountain climate support a unique community of plants and animals adapted to dry conditions and fire ecology. […]

Time flies (don’t blink)

By |May 3rd, 2017|Syndicated Content|

Before I am buried in spring sketches (then summer!),  I have to look back at pages from a memorable fall and winter. Here, some of the small stuff underfoot in our garden, a briefly glorious old neighborhood tree, a sampling of spring vegetables… Soon, a portrait of our little terrors and competitors: the snails. This […]

The Cell: Youth Art

By |September 12th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

When you ask young people to look closely, THEY DO. This week I was thrilled to work with over 120 sixth grade biology students, guiding them through the steps of creating unique scientific artwork. Looking at detailed photographs of magnified cells, they observed and discussed what they saw. With an experimental attitude, they then mixed […]

My Process on Display

By |August 3rd, 2016|Syndicated Content|

I placed my sketchbooks, found objects, drawing materials and trail maps under glass for a few months at the beautiful Doyle Library at Santa Rosa Junior College. I call the display “My Process,” since someone who looks closely can find both rough field sketches and the finished science illustrations they appear in. A map of […]

Biodiversity Artwork

By |January 15th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

Exhibit: BIODIVERSITY, a closer look- Artists Bambi Waterman & Krista Anandakuttan explore lifeforms in porcelain clay and fresco It all started last summer, as a hypothetical. “Would we, could we” show our biology-inspired artwork together? We were instantly fired up and the details came together  sooner than we expected… this public exhibit will be the happy result. […]