This blog post was originally published on Lifeology on 5/10/20. Art has at least seven different functions, according to Alain de Botton and John Armstrong’s “Art as Therapy”: 1) Remembering, 2) Hope, 3) Sorrow, 4) Rebalancing, 5) Self-Understanding, 6) Growth, and 7) Appreciation. Art helps us to remember the past, hope for something better and process our feelings. Last year, before hearing about... Continue Reading →
The Brain Project Earlier this year, my proposal got accepted to "The Brain Project" by Yogen Fruz and the Baycrest Foundation in Toronto. I was so excited when I got the acceptance email! As far as I remember, this is the first time I actually drew out the whole project before making it. My usual... Continue Reading →
My initial art was centered around trauma at the cellular level. Several years later, this work came to represent a painful personal experience.
In November 2019, I was invited as one of the speakers at the SciVizNYC Symposium at my grad school alma mater - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The program gathered people from a wide array of professions, ranging from surgeons to medical illustrators to fine artists, and gave a great overview of how... Continue Reading →
You can read more about this piece here, here and here. And please check out my gallery for more of my artwork! You can also come join my Patreon community for more behind the scenes photos!
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 →
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 →
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 →
This work and its counterpart started out as a little sketch in my bullet journal. I had the idea of creating two "identical" pictures. One showing empty space in the shape of a neuron and the other being its mirror image that is filled with an actual cell. Here's the birth certificate of this idea.... Continue Reading →