Over the years, I've worked for a few different archaeological projects as a technical illustrator. From pen-and-ink artifact illustrations intended for publication to overseeing the production of hundreds of pottery profiles and digitizing in the field, I love creating imagery that can bring the field just a little bit closer to the viewer, the scholar, or the researcher.
Technical illustration samples for the Tell Jemmeh Publication Project(Smithsonian Institution) and the University of Cincinnati’s Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia (2004 – 2005)
Figures 1 and 2: Wheelthrown and altered artifacts from Tell Jemmeh – spout made to look like an antelope, and votive made to look like a woman’s body (both roughly 3rd century BCE). Figure 3: Ceramic press-molded votive from Pompeii’s Porta Stabia (ca. 1st century BCE); Figures 4 – 7, small ceramic animal figurine remnants from Tell Jemmeh (3rd century BCE).
The Dolia of Regio I, Insula 22
This informational poster, created with Caroline Cheung, was presented at the 2017 AIA/SCS Joint Annual Meeting in Toronto, where it took top prize. For this image, Caroline and I aimed to show how archaeologists can identify different features of production and types of repairs as found on dolia, or large storage vessels. For more information about the Archaeological Institute of America, please visit their website here.