Michelle Clarke is a Communication Arts student attending VCU in Richmond, Virginia. Her wonderfully executed renderings and whimsical collage work underscores her interest in science and the world around us. With a touch of playfulness in her work, she reminds viewers that the scientific realm is more than theories and calculations but a world filled with visual wonderment that sometimes you must take the time to look at.
Though much of her work is digital, her first and greatest love is what’s done by hand with traditional media such as acrylic paint, gouache, and ink. Using both skill sets, she worked as a Smithsonian Natural History Museum intern in 2017, and featured collages in Linus Gallery’s online exhibition Nature Speaks in 2013.