D. Allan Drummond might seem like your usual university assistant professor until you learn about his hobby. He stays true to his calling even after hours, but in a much more creative way. Drummond creates (and showcases on Instagram) incredible replicas of creatures from the deep fossil record that will leave you speechless.
He sculps each creature digitally according to scientific references. He then 3D prints them in wax, casts them in bronze and adds finishing touches by hand.
“So far, as a scientist, I’ve been on a slow journey to the bottom, to the deepest level of detail, from seeking to explain patterns of evolution spanning the tree of life, to probing how cells react to their environment, to tinkering with the pieces and parts of molecules swarming inside those cells,” Drummond said. “The details go all the way down, remaining absorbing and also consequential, worth knowing about and studying. That sensation of unexpectedly interesting detail is what I try to capture in my sculpture”.
See his creatures below.