“When you learn the art of distillation, you will gain a lifelong skill that will impact every area of your life. Think of a storyteller who captivates you with every word. Their story is well distilled, with unnecessary details stripped away. Think about the last time you were entranced by a drawing or painting. Its... Continue Reading →
Did you follow the herd and start using Zoom backgrounds? Maybe you shouldn’t!
Now that we are 2 years into working remotely (for the most part anyway), we have become experts in Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, Slack, you name it... At the same time we got sick of demonstrating our (occasionally messy) apartments. In fact, I recently attended a webinar (on Zoom!) talking about remote meeting etiquette. Putting... Continue Reading →
Need a pick-me-up? How about a splash of color in your life?
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”-William Arthur Ward This quote was put up on a screen at our Chief Scientific Officer's retirement party back in 2017. While the party was very nice and well-intentioned on the surface, in reality it was a forced retirement.... Continue Reading →
Drumroll please – introducing “Wilting Mind”
“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”- Leonardo da Vinci I haven't heard this quote before. By some strange coincidence I accidentally came across it only a few weeks ago, as I was thinking of writing a... Continue Reading →
“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds…”
Over the last couple of months, I have fallen off the face of the earth. Again. At least off of the blogosphere anyway. It has been a crazy couple of months for me, to say the least. Work has been stressful and I was in the process of being interviewed for a new job. Not... Continue Reading →
Thinking about sprucing up your place this summer? Maybe you should!
It looks like we are finally crawling out of our socially distanced hibernation. While each one of us has had a very personal experience with COVID-19, most stories sound familiar. And although they deserve to be both told and heard, we also need to some fresh conversation starters in our homes. Many people have taken... Continue Reading →
The dichotomy of rendering microscopy images in 3 dimensions
We live in a three dimensional world, yet so many things we face every day are two dimensional representations of three dimensional objects. From paintings and photographs to maps and architectural blueprints, the majority of human creative processes begin on a flat piece of paper. Of course, technology has shown great progress, making way for... Continue Reading →
Why we have cells in the living room – 2021 update!
The back-story When I was in college, happily trekking down my pre-med program, I happened to attend a talk by a guest speaker from Albert Einstein College of Medicine graduate school program. Two things from her talk have stuck with me through the years. First, and likely the more important, is the fact that her... Continue Reading →
It’s so odd to be done with a project in under 2 months 😂
I am not used to this. Most of my SciArt projects take several months to complete. But this one is almost done. I just need to fully assemble it and take better pictures. Introducing "Muted Potential"! The cellular pattern is based on an image of a stem cell culture that can serve as an endless... 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 →