Luke Gumaelius, Ph.D. is a former scientist, builder, and lifelong artist. He has a long history of producing art that disrupts myopic belief systems and challenges people to face the harsh realities of life for most of our brothers and sisters on the planet. His years of research in molecular biology inform his work as an artist in how they represent the fundamental interconnectedness and mutual dependency of the larger world. Luke’s early work was in the form of murals, public art sculptures, and furniture as art. Current work is fine art with a social commentary and sculptures in dead fall wood and stainless steel that double as percussion instruments. Luke received a BA in Biology, MA in Entomology, and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Purdue University.