Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dr. Dufty

My adviser Al Dufty died last week quite unexpectedly.  He was a tall, kind person that helped to guide many grad students through their intense work.  If it was not for him, then I never would have gone to Boise State.  I still remember sitting in my apartment in Placerville, CA interviewing over the phone and thinking that this was the adviser for me.  You don't pick a grad school in reality.  You pick an adviser, and he picks you.

In honor of his memory, I painted two watercolors.  One being the brown-headed cowbird - his "specialty" if you will.  The other being the puffies (AMKE nestlings) in a BSU box, which he shared with his grad students.

Thank you Al, for enriching our lives.