Erwin Keustermans

posted by Casey Dunn / on July 26th, 2009 / in Science & Art

Erwin Keustermans wrote me a couple years ago with some questions about symmetry in animals, and how it relates to his beautiful illustrations. Since then I’ve regularly checked in on his work, and visitors to the lab often admire his postcards.

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His illustrations remind me of the science I work on in a couple different ways. There is the tie-in to modular growth in colonial animals, like siphonophores. There is also the abstract likeness to graphs of gene similarity used to cluster genes in phylogenomic analyses.