Happy Sunday! So I’m trying something new. From now on I will start posting multiple short topics on recent articles I have read, organizations or artists that I follow, or other science or sciart related topics. I figure variety is the spice of life. Let me know what you think!
Fungus Among Us-A recent article in the New York Times discusses the art of wild mushroom hunting and the bioluminescence that some mushroom species emit.
Bambi Likes Ribs-From Popular Science, a deer was spotted munching on a human carcass by forensic scientist on a body farm. Note-Do NOT Google “body farm images” if you spook easily.
The Crowd and the Cloud-A new show premiers on PBS about citizen science and the use of mobile technology to help collect data on a variety of topics.
Courtney Mattison-An amazing ceramic artist who creates intricate coral reef ecosystems out of clay to help highlight their importance and their fragile state due to human-induced threats.
My illustration for the cover of Lateral Magazine. This issue focuses on the heart-medical research, social science, etc… My illustration is inspired by research into why some folks do not incorporate facts into their belief system. “Thinking with you heart and not your head”.
Lateral Magazine is a collection of new voices exploring the relationship between science and society. This relationship encompasses every aspect of human life, from the details of our everyday lives to parts of the wider world we never properly consider.
So now onto design in the sciart world. I define this as jewelry, fashion, sculpture, 3-D stuff…
Nervous System: “combines scientific research, computer graphics, mathematics, and digital fabrication to explore a new paradigm of product design and manufacture”. They create jewelry (as seen above), puzzles, home decor, fashion…
Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky, a lovely illustrated book on some remarkable women in science. I knew many of these intelligent ladies but there were a few new ones. Excellent for that budding scientist on your holiday shopping list.
As we begin the holiday season and begin our holiday shopping, consider giving a little sciart/ science goodness to your loved ones. I will be highlighting different purveyors of sciart/ science products in the next couple of days. Today I will begin with sciart. Above is some offerings from my Etsy shop, ScienceStories. I offer cards and prints from my Etsy shop. Some illustrations come directly from my blog posts and others are inspired by science and nature. I only ship within the United States (I hope to expand next year) but I offer free shipping! Please purchase by early December in order to receive your purchase by Christmas. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScienceStories
In addition to my Etsy shop is my RedBubble shop where I offer many of my illustrations on RedBubble products (as seen above). RedBubble ships pretty much everywhere and they offer high quality products. 100% satisfaction guaranteed or you can return your purchase for a refund. Shop soon as purchases need to be made by early December in order to receive them in time for Christmas! http://www.redbubble.com/people/sciofill