NESBA welcomes Mark Klingler

NESBA welcomed Mark Klingler, who for the past 30 years has been professionally and passionately, as we discovered, working at scientific illustration for scientists as well as publishing in scientific books, journals, and showing his work in museums and galleries.

His generosity with each of us was astonishing. Saturday morning he showed us a power point presentation which encompassed his own work and process. Lots of little tips for us were welcomed by one and all. 

After lunch Mark led a demo and class on dissections and gave us many tips for producing beautiful botanicals. Sunday he continued the workshop. We took him to the Mt Auburn Cemetery to check out the botanicals and the Glass Flower museum to see the new display cases and the flowers as well as the Blaschkas' sea creatures. If you have a chance, go to to the MT Auburn Cemetery to see all the beautiful specimens. Who knew Olmstead would have produced such a treasure trove of items for us? 

Watch a video of Mark Klingler's presentation to NESBA
Sarah Klingler, filmmaker; Britt Griswold, producer

Thank you to Emmi who loaned us her awesome pitcher plants, venus flytraps and other plant "creatures" delightful for us to see and use for the workshop.

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  1. Please forward to Mark A Klingler. Thanks  
    Ode to Multiregional Human Evolution
    Petr Jand├ícek  2011
    There was a crooked man who walked a crooked path
    of Darwin’s Evolution.
    As Science it is new and facts there are but few
    well seasoned with confusion.
    From Teilhardina miniatures – it seems – the primates came.
    The Lemuroids and Tarsieroids have very little fame.
    The Monkeys are much better known – from New World and from Old.
    Gorilla, Orang, Chimp and Gibbon are man-like we are told.
    From Apes to Man the gap is wide –
    for a long time left apart
    Till small Australopithecus
    was found by Raymond Dart.
    How long have they been on the scenes?
    Those cute Australo-pithecenes….
    How and when they reached each haunt?
    Perhaps they started in Levant??
    From there through warm Eurasian band?
    And southward through all African land
    As they traveled – they would find
    Related types of ape-men-kind.
    Hominids of many strange shapes
    Crossed with bonobos and other such apes.
    Gorillas, Chimps and Bonobos did their forest thing
    While bipedal relatives had their naked fling.
    Like Timber Wolf  of northern snow
    Has no qualms,  but wants to know
    The carnal charms of Dingo Sheila
    Or Jackal bitch, or cute Akita.
    Like all Canines on this Earth
    Our forebears – bred — gave birth
    Left their genes with all uncouth
    Anywhere they’d find some mirth,
    As long as genes of Human-kind
    Meshed as still ALL Doggie-kind
    DNA would ebb and flow
    And recombine towards high and low.
    Thus, we see on Line of Wallace
    Austalopithecus on Isle of Flores
    Some — thirteen thousand years ago
    Maybe later… the Dutch would know.
    Australopithecus of Latter-Day
    On Flores Island  –  I would say
    Is better way to name that type
    Brainette  for   “Homo”   is un-ripe.
    Most would die but some survived
    Some would kill, and thus had thrived.
    Settled types and  new-comers
    Produced  better survivors.
    North America HAD primates in days of yore.
    South America HAS monkeys – from shore to shore.
    Pliopithecus and Dryopithecus of Europe’s past
    Were Hominids too – – so not so fast!
    As BuzzWord it may be – all the rage
    But “Out of Everywhere-ica” can upstage
    The paradigm we had learnt to take
    May yet be nothing but a fake.