What could be better at the end of a long hard week in the lab than a nice refreshing craft beer? And hey, if you’re a zymologist, you can call it research!
Why a goat (aside from those elegant horns that conveniently help form the “Z”, that is)? Goats have a long association with beer– specifically bock beer– thanks to a regional German accent.
Quoth Wikipedia:The style known now as bock was a dark, malty, lightly hopped ale first brewed in the 14th century by German brewers in the Hanseatic town of Einbeck. The style from Einbeck was later adopted by Munich brewers in the 17th century and adapted to the new lager style of brewing. Due to their Bavarian accent, citizens of Munich pronounced “Einbeck” as “ein Bock” (“a billy goat”), and thus the beer became known as “bock”. To this day, as a visual pun, a goat often appears on bock labels.
That’s all the excuse I need. :-)
Meanwhile, back at the lab– Curious Art Lab, that is– I’ve brewed up some prints of this image for you!
Yes, it’s been an insanely long time since I last posted, & I do apologize!
I’ll be posting more of my own work in the near future, but in the meantime here’s a little treat for my insect-loving friends. (I know you’re out there!)
Did you know that tomorrow (19 July) marks the beginning of National Moth Week? Well, now you know! Time to give those fuzzy, fluttery nocturnal visitors a little respect. So I created an Etsy treasury in honor of the light-seeking beasties. One of my favorite things about having an Etsy shop is seeing all the other Etsians’ inspiring creations. Aren’t these mothworks amazing?