From childhood wonder to therapeutic oasis – How I got into creating art

I was recently asked what my first memory of wanting to create art is. Ever since early childhood, I have greatly admired my father for his artistic abilities. My dad is not an artist, but somehow art seeps through everything he does. He is a very aesthetic person. In his twenties, he spent quite a... Continue Reading →

How I use art to retain connection with my past passions

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmO6Lhughot/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet As some of you may know, I currently work at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Gene Editing and Screening Core Facility. What does that mean in English? I means that I do large (high throughput) experiments called screens to find novel drugs for regulating different cellular functions. Each project is different and unique... Continue Reading →

This is how SciArt ideas are born

Last year, while going through the SciArt Center residency program, I wrote a blog post about how I start planning out new projects and how my “blueprints” turn into 3-dimensional artwork. In contrast to (likely) most artists, my sketchbook contains more writing than drawing. This is how I capture ideas about different options that 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 →

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 →

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