I am generally interested in the complexities of nature and choose problems that require at least a paper and pencil to work out. I use data, mathematical models, and illustrations as tools to understand the beauty and complexity of nature.

When not behind the command-line in my current role at Berkeley Institute for Data Science, I can be found exploring California’s extensive backcountry on foot, bicycle, or skis and documenting my adventures through illustration, photos or prose.

My art portfolio: www.codymarkelz.art

My adventure Zine publishing company: www.montology.studio

My shared art community gallery/studio/classroom space: www.darmera.studio