Jane Kim is a visual artist, science illustrator and the co-founder of Ink Dwell, an art studio that merges classical techniques of science illustration with modern fine art to inspire people to love and protect the natural world. Jane specializes in creating large-scale public murals and installations. In 2015, she completed a 3,000 square-foot mural at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology depicting the evolution of birds. Her honors include artist residencies at Recology and Facebook, a fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and a Science Visualization Fellowship at Yosemite National Park. Jane’s work can be seen at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and Mono Basin Visitor Center in Lee Vining, CA, and in collections at the NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, and Rhode Island School of Design.

The mural “Reaching Out” graces the facade of Palette.

On the exploration of food and art:

"Reaching Out" is a temporary work of public art meant to celebrate the foundation of plants and the food we make with them. A network of two-story tall roots, painted in a spectrum of color reflective of the palette, reach out to each other, illustrating the interconnectedness of the systems that build our world.

—Jane Kim