Emmi Kurosawa (a.k.a. E. K. Wood) is a New England based botanical artist and biologist who has been infatuated with nature since childhood, especially things that are odd and rare. Going into the woods, ponds, and rivers, Kurosawa finds the specimens of the day, examines thoroughly, and draws with careful observation and methodical attention to detail. As a PhD student at University of Massachusetts Boston, Emmi studies carnivorous plant genetics. She is also a molecular biologist and a rock drummer.