I adore Buddhas of the Qing Dynasty. And as a science and nature illustrator, I am fascinated by the exotic creatures of the earth, like axolotls. This piece is called “Buddha’s Little Helper” or “B is for Buddhess. The little helper at left is created out of a photo of the inside my eye taken at the eye doctor. I am fond of juxtaposing items that do not seem to fit together, yielding an element of the surreal.