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Alumna Carol Abraczinskas (BFA 1989) practices a precise art. As the Principal Scientific Illustrator for the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago, she draws fossil illustrations for use in research and publications and teaches a graduate-level scientific illustration course. Her crossover from fine art to science began during her time at SAIC when a figure drawing instructor suggested she take a scientific illustration class with professor Zbigniew T. Jastrzebski who helped define her style and technique. During her 22-year career, she has drawn thousands of fossils ranging from tiny, two-centimeter skulls to the bones of a 40-foot crocodile.

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SAIC Conversations

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