Role of art in science, education and medicine

For centuries art has been used as a universal method of communication.  Art can portray outer and inner beauty, emotional state, or a fleeting feeling.  It can attract a viewer's attention to the big picture by portraying an overarching message, or a tiny detail emphasizing a very personal experience.  Here I will describe how scientifically... Continue Reading →

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Trash or treasure?

What defines a success or failure?  Does it depend on objective data or a subjective opinion?  And following that, can there be different views of the same physical object?  Also, how much of this should be defined by the informed originator versus the unknowing spectator?  During one of our conversations with Darcy and Kate, we... Continue Reading →

Scientist’s lab notebook vs. artist’s sketchbook

Recently,  Darcy and I have been discussing the parallel aspects that are present in the daily lives of artists and scientists.   One topic that has repeatedly come up is the comparison scientists’ lab notebooks and artists’ sketchbooks. In both professions, these records serve as a place to document methods, results and progress over time.  They... Continue Reading →

Is art creation logical or intuitive?

Several years ago, as I was working on developing my scientific career, I was presented with the Myers-Briggs test.  Myers-Briggs test is a widely accepted assessment of one’s own personality.  It is meant to provide information to begin understanding your own qualities.  This includes identifying your strengths and weaknesses and finding ways to take the... Continue Reading →

Why I am interested in cross-disciplinary collaboration

Now that I have joined the SciArt Center Bridge Residency program, I will be writing weekly blog posts about my progress in collaborating with Darcy Johnson.  The posts will be published on the program website and I will be re-posting them here to continue using my blog for tracing the development of my art over... Continue Reading →

Announcing the beginning of my SciArt residency program!

I am excited to announce that I have been accepted to a virtual SciArt residency program, which will begin in September! I am very grateful to the SciArt Center for giving me this opportunity to work with Darcy Johnson - an artist in Canada who explores scientific themes in her art.  I invite you to... Continue Reading →

“The Mind” – an artistic experiment – Part II

This work and its counterpart started out as a little sketch in my bullet journal.  I had the idea of creating two "identical" pictures.  One showing empty space in the shape of a neuron and the other being its mirror image that is filled with an actual cell.  Here's the birth certificate of this idea.... Continue Reading →

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