The Carving of Coral Reef
By Mark Doolittle
Mark Doolittle’s carvings are unusual and intriguing, reflecting strongly of his academic training and career. In this article, Mark provides an overview of the carving process used in creating Coral Reef.
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Mark Henry Doolittle earned a PhD in Biology from the University of California at Los Angeles, and enjoyed a career there in biomedical research. While working at UCLA, he also developed a keen interest in art and woodworking, recently transitioning into a second career as a full-time wood artist.
Mark’s work is strongly influenced by his background in biology. His work strongly reflects the growth and symmetry found in cells and tissue, as well as whole organisms. He uses organic shapes and abstract forms to foster a perception of biological grow.