For over six years I’ve presented anatomy communication events, both demonstrations and workshops. I have used body painting as well as clay and plasticine sculpting onto skeleton and skull casts.
My doctoral research at the Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, was on Forensic Facial Approximation. Research focused on data used to predict a face onto a skull, and variables that affect that data.
I have sculpted portraits since the 1990s, although only intermittently because of other commitments. During 2009 and 2010 I was an Artist-in-Residence at the Dunedin School of Art. During that time I sculpted 12 portrait busts, all of local Otago identities.
Many different groups, both specialist and general, have asked me to speak about my Forensic Facial Approximation research, and a range of other topics.