SciArt

Fungus Among Us & Other Things

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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.

Minute Earth-Short animated YouTube videos on a variety of scientific topics such as “Why Some Molecules Have Evil Twins“.

About the Illustration: Acrylic painting of mushrooms at night (with some glow in the dark ferns).

My Cover Illustration for Lateral Magazine

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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.

Sciart Design for the Holidays

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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…

Cultured Algae Locally-sourced seaweed home decor and science kits

Fraggles & Friggles Science T-shirts

Somersault18:24 Science-inspired jewelry

Ontogenie Science-inspired jewelry

The Vexed Muddler Science-inspired jewelry

Artomic Science-inspired jewelry

Mesh Cloud 3-D printed home decor

Cognitive Surplus Barware and more

This is not an exhaustive list but if this peaks your interest you can check out my Sciart Design Pinterest Board for more sciart design goodness!

 

Sciart Books for the Holidays

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Now on to sciart books…

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.

Thunder and Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future by Lauren Redniss, Illustrations of weather and climate change. Far ranging in topics covered and meticulous writing.

She also wrote, Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout 

The Where, The Why, & The How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science by By Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, and Matt Lamothe

Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

The Thrilling Adventure of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua

I Am Not A Plastic Bag by Achel Hope Allison,

World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky and Frank Stockton

Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science by Philippe Squarzoni

Other Lists and Sources:

Science and Scientist Graphic Novels, Ann Arbor District Library 

Top 15 Graphic Novels for the Science Classroom 

A Mighty Girl Science and Technology Book List

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

This is not an exhaustive list but if it peaks your interest you can check out my Sciart Book Pinterest Board for more sciart book goodness!

 

Sciart for the Holidays

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

Some Other SciArt Folks (not an exhaustive list):

LoveBacteriaArt-https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveBacteriaArt

ImmySmithArt-https://www.etsy.com/shop/ImmySmithArt

Artologica-https://www.etsy.com/shop/artologica

ArtofCarimNahaboo-https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtofCarimNahaboo

sandraculliton-https://www.etsy.com/shop/sandraculliton

Kelzuki-https://www.etsy.com/shop/kelzuki

Cartoon Neuron-http://www.redbubble.com/people/immy

Minouette-https://www.etsy.com/shop/minouette

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

This is not an exhaustive list but if it peaks your interest check out my Sciart Pinterest Board for more sciart goodness!

 

Washed Ashore

This past weekend we visited the Denver Zoo and among the animals were 15 different sculptures of marine life made solely from plastic trash found on beaches. A lot of plastic water bottles.

The sculptures were made by the Sciart non-profit The Washed Ashore Project who’s mission is to raise awareness about marine trash and conservation through art. Their exhibits travel around the country so check out this link to find an exhibit near you: http://washedashore.org/exhibit-locations/.

It is worth a visit. Their work is both heartbreaking and beautiful.