“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”- Lao Tzu I recently heard this quote at it really resonated with me. Despite being a neuroscientist, I had a pretty hazy understanding of... Continue Reading →
Did you know that I also make beaded flowers and accessories? While my work is primarily focused on SciArt, I also have a lot of more easily recognizable things there - like flowers!⠀(I am SO ready for spring - aren't you?)⠀ This beautiful beaded daffodil has 2 functions. You can wear it as a brooch, but when it's not... Continue Reading →
Here is a special art treat!
Recently I participated in a Zoom gallery reception by Tomato Mouse Gallery. While the organizers certainly deserve a round of applause for setting up such a great event, looking at my works on Zoom made it painfully obvious to me how difficult it is to portray the 3rd dimension of my work on a screen.... Continue Reading →
“Brilliant Mind” is published in Consilience Journal!
The Science The human mind is a truly beautiful and elusive concept. Despite considerable progress in neuroscience research, we still cannot quite explain where our mind is and what it looks like. I created the “Brilliant Mind” by taking schematic images of the human brain from the Allen Brain Atlas and portraying them as beaded... Continue Reading →
Thinking outside the box
Sometimes I like to play around with pictures of my SciArt to see what else it could look like. The image of “Attraction” has always made me think of a fan. In reality it is actually based on an image of stem cells that give birth to neurons. You can read more about it here.... Continue Reading →
It’s 2021! Where is your life going?
2020 has made many of us pivot and change our plans and vision on the fly. Do you know what you are striving towards now? How did you turn and where are you going? This 6” x 6” card stock shows a closeup of a neuronal growth cone that follows a gradient of guidance cues... Continue Reading →
The importance of stories behind the art
Close your eyes and imagine you’re a wealthy collector who’s just entered a gallery in an art museum. On the wall facing you there are two gigantic canvases, each more than 10 feet tall. Both paintings depict a harbor at sunset. From across the room, they look identical: the same ships, the same reflections on... Continue Reading →
The Eye of the Beholder
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This phrase often gets thrown around when people compare their opinions of whether something (or someone) is attractive or not. Its most common interpretation is that the concept of beauty is subjective and different people may like different things. But can we put a different spin on... Continue Reading →
Attracting more people to find treatments for devastating diseases
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I used to work as a neuroscientist at a neurology-focused biotech company. Coming from an insulated environment of academic research, it was a truly eye-opening experience for me on many levels. While academic biomedical research is often driven by natural curiosity about... Continue Reading →