We are a two woman team with a passion for science, nature, and art. We met almost four years ago at a summer research program and became immediate friends. However, it wasn't until the summer of 2015 that we transformed our casual doodlings into a project with purpose. A trip to Nicaragua inspired us to create our first zine Volcanoes. Since then we've covered topics in neuroscience, math, conservation biology, and more. We've also ventured into the fashion scene by creating science and nature themed pins and patches.
We believe science doesn't have to end in the lab. Our goal is to creatively communicate science in ways that are accessible and fun, no matter your background! We have shared our love of science with artists and nonscientists by tabling at zine fests up and down the west coast and even in Berlin. One time, we even brought our zines to the largest neuroscience conference in the world and shared art with scientists! We are all about combining art and science in unpretentious ways that inspire people to create their own art or pursue scientific topics.
[You can read more about our zines on our website and find our pins, patches, and zines for sale in our Shop!]
Our time is divided between our scientific day jobs and our efforts with Two Photon Art. Christine is a neuroscience PhD student, Tera works at an environmental non-profit. While time is a resource we can try to manage, money isn’t as easy! We use all of our extra time and cash to make zines and wearable goodies related to science and nature. As we grow, it feels like all of our extra time and money still isn’t enough. We need your help to expand our creative potential!
With your contribution, we will churn out more zines and pins. We'll also invest in quality materials. Our first zines were made using black ink on standard print paper, but with additional funds, we can step up our game and print with color and a risograph!
Additional funds also means more learning opportunities. With your support, we can afford to take workshops including screen printing, woodblock printing, and digital animation, so that we can make cooler, more diversified educational materials.
Our first goal is to raise enough money to attend riso print workshops and pay for materials so that we can make a full color zine about synesthesia, the crossover of senses that allow some people to hear sights or match colors with numbers and letters. A close second is to hire an accountant so we don’t screw up our taxes, but where’s the fun in that? Our world - our universe - is filled with endless curiosities and surprises. Help us explore scientific topics you'd like to know more about and support the synthesis of science and art as a tool for accessible education!