Several years ago, I received a comment on my website stating that: Work and chores get done, because the world needs them to be done. #Art gets done because there is an internal need for it to happen.Tweet I grew up doing a lot of arts and crafts, which did not necessarily stem from the... Continue Reading →
Purity of technique
SciArt Center Art Residency Program Week 12 - originally published on 12/5/18 As I have mentioned before, most of the time, art and science coexist in my brain. While the setting, such as being at work vs. at home, may dictate which side dominates, the other side rarely shuts off. In my scientific career, I... 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 →
The creative process
After settling on creating “Mapping Manhattan”, this week I finally got a chance to go out and buy some supplies, including a canvas and beads. I painted the canvas with black paint (though it ended up looking a bit like wood in the photo) to create the background that is typical for fluorescence microscopy images.... Continue Reading →
Darcy and I have decided to move forward with the image she called “Mapping Manhattan”. From the beginning of our collaboration, I told Darcy that I would like to create something that would represent the synthesis of the field of neuroscience and the context of New York. Initially, I sent her a sketch that I... 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 →
Why do we need art?
Over the last few weeks, SciArt Residency partner Darcy and I spoke a lot about the reasons for needing art in our life. This question probably has different answers from the perspective of the artist and the viewer, but I in this post I will try to scratch the surface of the artist’s side. ... 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 →
Why I am interested in cross-disciplinary collaboration
Now that I have joined the SciArt Center Bridge Residency program, I will be writing weekly blog posts about my progress in collaborating with Darcy Johnson. The posts will be published on the program website and I will be re-posting them here to continue using my blog for tracing the development of my art over... Continue Reading →
Announcing the beginning of my SciArt residency program!
I am excited to announce that I have been accepted to a virtual SciArt residency program, which will begin in September! I am very grateful to the SciArt Center for giving me this opportunity to work with Darcy Johnson - an artist in Canada who explores scientific themes in her art. I invite you to... Continue Reading →