Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Research is Hell

Graduate Student
28 mm

This guy really has seen it all: unexplainable results, all-night experimental marathons ruined by a dropped test tube rack, instruments going off-calibration as soon as a precious sample is loaded, and his supervisor skipping his committee meeting to play squash. His body runs on caffeine and anxiety and his bank account is laughable. He hasn't had time to read a novel for years, but he took a pile of journal articles into the toilet this morning. All that keeps him going is the faint glimmer of graduation, at the end of a very long tunnel.

This miniature is dedicated to all the graduate students I know, and to Jorge Cham.


  1. He never thought he'd see a resonance cascade, let alone create one.

  2. good cartoonish look on this guy...definitely brings out his weariness. i bet he brought up some fond, or maybe not so fond, memories :P

  3. Yes, this was me pretty much all through my MSc.

  4. I've never seen a back view so well executed; hair looks really natura, the recipe for that white should be as secret as coke's and simply love the lights on the throusers.

    Never though I'd love a mini for the looks of it's back. It deseveres a diorama.


  5. Sweet work. I agree with the lighting on the trousers. He's exceptional what with the lighting and all. Bravo!

    Look for some new stuff from me soon enough. Its been a long time coming.


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