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Popsci. Rogan Brown - Paper Sculptures. Faculty Magazine » Shaping the Origins of Life with Elzbieta Kurowska. Elzbieta (Ela) Kurowska is a Toronto-based artist, photographer, and biochemist.

Faculty Magazine » Shaping the Origins of Life with Elzbieta Kurowska

Fascinated by the origins of life, Ela explores the moment in Earth’s history when amorphous organic matter, subjected to extreme conditions of the environment, was forced to self-organize and transform into simple living organisms. Otherworldly Mixed-Media Plants Sprout Like Creatures from a Dr. Seuss Book. In her ongoing sculptural series titled “The Marriage,” Malaysian artist Noreen Loh Hui Miun merges elements from real and fictional plantlife to create entirely new species.

Otherworldly Mixed-Media Plants Sprout Like Creatures from a Dr. Seuss Book

The fragile works begin with dried plant components like branches and moss to which she adds cut laminate petals reminiscent of reptile scales and other colorful components. Though not intentional, the finished works look something like the wild imaginings of children’s book author Dr. Seuss. You can see more pieces by Miun on Facebook. Tragic Carpet (Natalie maras) Giant Streetlight Flowers Bloom In Response To Pedestrians. Contemporary photography – ferns 2. Contemporary photography – ferns 2 Posted on Updated on Hi I’m Megan Jones current student, I previously posted about a project where I was granted access to photograph a section of the extensive herbarium collection at the museum.

contemporary photography – ferns 2

Log In. Therein lies the significance of learning through art: It is subtle and indirect, yet it ingrains insights deep within your consciousness.

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You feel and know even before you can think or speak. Medical schools are increasingly using art to teach medicine. One of the first classes was started by Dr. Carnegie Museum Of Natural History — Botany Hall Dioramas in Context. Artist Teaches Roots To Grow In Beautiful, Alien Patterns. The human race has a long history of bending nature to its will.

Artist Teaches Roots To Grow In Beautiful, Alien Patterns

The results of this relationship can be devastating—but they can also be strikingly beautiful, as German artist Diane Scherer skillfully proves with her low-relief sculptures made from plant roots. Scherer grows these works of art by planting oat and wheat seeds in soil, and then carefully, meticulously, warping the growth pattern. SciArt Magazine - SciArt Magazine's weekly blog. Google Arts & Culture Experiments - X Degrees of Separation. A celebration of botanical art throughout history – in pictures. Science Love Letters – Page 2 – Being a scientist is like writing a love letter in daily life. Poetic Botany. Ryan Feigenbaum Curator of the Digital Exhibition Note from the Curator Poetic Botany: Art and Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World is a digital exhibition.

Poetic Botany

It brings together historical and contemporary resources—illustrations, photographs, videos, texts, and more—in an attempt to facilitate an experience not possible in a traditional museum setting. Feedly. Read more, know more. In a recent post, I mused on the blurred boundaries between “representation” and “abstraction” when applied to the microscopic world (see “How to win the Hilda Canter-Lund competition (2)”.

feedly. Read more, know more.

These reflections sent me back to one of our earliest winners, Mario Sironi’s image of a Southern Right Whale swimming through an algal bloom (see “How to win the Hilda Canter-Lund competition”), to test these thoughts. My reflections were mostly concerned with the microscopic world; that Mario’s image deals with one of the largest organisms on earth just helps to make the point. At the heart of representational art lies the ability of an independent viewer to relate a two dimensional image to a “sense impression” (or “schemata”) lodged in their mind.

That means that if the viewer does not have the same schemata as the artist, then an image that was intended by the artist as representational will not be recognised as such. Reference.


Artists. Bot Illustrations. Doing Art. Illustrations. Outdoor Art. Sculpture. Bees construct geographic maps. In an exploration of the connection between humans an nature, artist Ren Ri uses beeswax as his medium and the bee colony as the builder.

Bees construct geographic maps

Yeah. Because a colony will follow the queen bee and build a hive based on the pheromones that she releases, Ri is able to move the queen such that the others in the colony act accordingly. British Library plant covers. Cabinets. At M.I.T., Science Embraces a New Chaos Theory: Art. Photo As a graduate student at the respected M.I.T.

At M.I.T., Science Embraces a New Chaos Theory: Art

Cigarette Cards: Anthropomorphic Plants. Classical texts re-imagined/re-imaged… - AoB Blog. Image: Stephen Hales, Vegetable Staticks.

Classical texts re-imagined/re-imaged… - AoB Blog

London, W. and J. Innys, 1727. Do you remember the good old days when students read for a degree? Well, I don’t know how much proper reading they do these days – i.e. that which involves actually touching and turning the pages of a book or research article (but which is probably nowadays forbidden on health and safety grounds – well, you never know what disease you might pick up from a multi-accessed textbook… and paper cuts can really hurt…). Data Becomes Art in Immersive Visualizations. American Museum of Natural History’s Wildlife Dioramas. The dioramas at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History—those vivid and lifelike re-creations of the natural world, in which the taxidermied specimens almost seem to breathe and the painted horizons seem to stretch for miles—are very much products of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century milieu in which many of them were created.

Humanities vs Science: Art History – Ecology is not a dirty word. Science and humanities are often segregated in education and professional development. Even as a personal interest, the two disciplines are usually considered incompatible. In reality, they are complementary. Imagine if all science degrees included core humanities subjects in the first year? How would scientists, and science, benefit from a basic humanities perspective? This series looks for answers in some of the most common humanities disciplines. Studying art is a bit more scientific than simply loitering at gallery openings. Natural history In the modern age of Twitter, Instagram and camera-phones, we sometimes forget the natural history we can learn through art of the non-digital kind.

Natural scenes, landscapes and wildlife have been the most common subject matter in artistic works across the ages, especially before the Industrial Age, when we lived in much closer contact with the natural world than we do now. Conservation science. A flora and fauna within living animals. Garden – Google Cultural Institute. Revolutionizing the Garden Industry with Art: Part Two. J. Horace McFarland’s name is little known today. In the early twentieth century, however, he was a prominent figure in American horticulture and the nascent environmental movement. Using Art to Understand Insects.

Art is an integral part of scientific investigation and documentation. Before the advent of photography, illustrations were used to capture intricate species details, habitat appearance, and even behaviors such as predation. Photography gained popularity as a visual recording method within scientific publications in the late nineteenth-early twentieth centuries, over time increasing the efficiency and accuracy by which nature could be recorded. Scientific illustrations and photographs are an important part of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. They are highlighted via social media on Flickr and Pinterest and are the subject of recent projects, (including Flickr image tagging for Art of Life and our Zooniverse Science Gossip portal) aimed at improving access to and discoverability of these important scientific resources.

A recent post even articulated how scientific images from BHL are inspiring modern art. Japanese Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogs. Kata-gami: Japanese Stencils. MICROSCOPICAL BOOKPLATES. Colors in Planetary Imaging. Posted by Travis Rector Topics: pretty pictures, explaining image processing. Dan goods - FIRST TV IMAGE OF MARS. Plant Curator: Home. Research as Art. The Science Artists Feed Keeps Growing - Symbiartic - Scientific American Blog Network. Scientific Illustration. Seed Catalogs from Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Introduction. Tapa: the science and culture of Pacific barkcloth. Victorian art found under wallpaper at Lews Castle. Image copyright Mike Merritt. Viruses @ White Night Melbourne 2014. NSF and Popular Science announce 2015 Vizzies winners. Current editions - Zygote QuarterlyZygote Quarterly. Creatives with Plants.