My name is Caitlin and I am a student at the Art Institute of Chicago. I am currently working on a series of oil paintings inspired by each octopus species individually. This project has led to a new interest in marine biology and an obsession with octopus. This is a stretch but I am looking for ceph researchers or biologists in the Chicagoland area who wouldn't mind having an art school grunt around to help with octopus research. Preferably I would want an internship where I am interacting with live octopus so that I might be able to sketch and study their moments and behavior. Although, I would seriously consider any volunteer job offered. I realize I have no formal training in biology, but I would be happy cleaning tanks all day and have experience with aquariums and wildlife preservation. Does anyone know of someplace I could help?