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Swimming to the Smithsonian

Posted on September 17, 2017 by in The OFI Blog

Gabrielle Wharton during her visit to the Smithsonian

Moore College of Art and Design senior illustration major and New Jersey native Gabrielle Wharton spent her summer as a virtual intern with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Gabrielle was able to use her artistic talent to assist with a number of different marine related projects such as depicting how octopus suckers work. Her art helped simplify scientific concepts to make them more comprehensible to the general public.

Gabrielle’s experience as a Smithsonian intern was the subject of a recent article on the Moore College of Art and Design website.

You can check out the article for yourself here.

An infographic created by Gabrielle

Another example of one of Gabrielle’s projects