These drawings are a series of works that investigate a researcher’s quest for knowledge. The title of the drawing is the same as the title of a lecture in which the scientist discusses her new findings. The tangle of pencil lines is a trace of the speaker’s laser pointer track. It not only describes the content of the talk but also reveals the network of intuition as the speaker’s rationale unfolds.

Topics for presentations outlined below:

"asymmetric hydrogenation of homochiral vinyloxazaborolines under ambient conditions" 24¾ x 47½" pencil and pen on paper 2004 collection of: Soya Gamsey and Gabe WinogrundNovel homochiral vinyloxazaborolidines were synthesized and subsequently hydrogenated using Pd/C under ambient conditions to produce, after oxidation of the boronate group, enantiomerically enriched alcohols. This study serves as the first example of asymmetric hydrogenation utilizing oxazaborolidines as chiral auxiliaries. Substrate syntheses and conformational studies were described at the 227th American Chemical Society National Meeting.


"escalation of trauma (how to stop somebody and not hurt 'em all that bad)" 35½ x 41¾" pencil and pen on paper 2004 collection of: Jay B. AngevineJay Angevine is an anatomist whose thirst for adventure led him to become a deputy sheriff. Command of human anatomy and intense compassion make him a popular teacher of medical professionals and law enforcement officers. He is Medical Advisor to a manufacturer of police batons in world-wide use. He teaches the effects of trauma and, if necessary, how to control noncompliant individuals in effective yet humane ways.


"neuronal time of origin (young neurons can be branded for life" 36¾ x 45¾" pencil and pen on paper 2004 collection of: Jay B. AngevineThis drawing is derived from a lecture by Prof. Jay Angevine describing his discovery that neurons in the cortex emerge (are born) in exactly the opposite spatial pattern than had long been assumed. This breakthrough profoundly changed the way scientists think about brain development. Angevine’s studies were prompted by the much earlier work of the great Spanish neuroanatomist Santiago Ramòn y Cajal (the mischievous youth with bow and arrow).