On letting go of control and importance of perspective…

SciArt Center Art Residency Program Week 14 - originally published on 12/21/18 Continuing in the theme of balancing the structured scientific method and free play (as Darcy writes about this week), I keep struggling with letting go.  I strive for scientific accuracy, yet sometimes you need to decide what to keep and what to leave... Continue Reading →

The Beholder’s Share

SciArt Center Art Residency Program Week 11 - originally published on 11/23/18 Over the past several months, I have been listening to a lot of art-related podcasts.   Currently, my favorite one is “Your Creative Push”.  In the process of listening to interviews of multiple artists, certain elements appear again and again.  These include: The necessity... 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 →

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