Kexin Yang and I collaborated to make a google doodle that celebrates the Baltimore National Aquarium, and specifically, Calypso their iconic sea turtle. Our first version brings the viewer inside the aquatic world, where fantasy and reality collide. The second version is a more traditional google doodle that visualizes the calm energy that visiting an aquarium might leave with you.
Kexin led the illustration with some assistance from me, and I led the animation with assistance from her. We both concepted together.
Back in August, I had visited the National Aquarium and had the privilege of seeing Calypso in person. I am very grateful for the experience because this year in early February, Calypso suddenly passed away after 20 years in the aquarium.