ESP Biography



HARRISON SMITH, Yale junior studying Art and Ecology




Major: Art/Ecology & Evolutionary Bio.

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Before coming to Yale, I lived in Pittsburgh, PA. At Yale I study Art and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB). In Art, I concentrate on sculpture, performance, and photography. In EEB, I am primarily interested in animal behavior.



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Drawing and Seeing in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
What's the relationship between seeing and drawing? What makes drawing different from photography as a way to 'capture' what you see? Why don't we all draw as if we were making a photograph? We will start with descriptions of objects, then move to blind contour drawings, then to more complicated maneuvers for thinking about recording visual observations. We will be making a lot of drawings by looking hard at things in the world, trying to make sense of the decisions that get made in the process.


Drawing and Seeing in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
What's the relationship between seeing and drawing? What makes drawing different from photography as a way to 'capture' what you see? Why don't we all draw as if we were making a photograph? We will start with descriptions of objects, then move to blind contour drawings, then to more complicated maneuvers for thinking about recording visual observations. We will be making a lot of drawings by looking hard at things in the world, trying to make sense of the decisions that get made in the process.