Drumroll please – introducing “Muted Potential” (Part I)!

Finally. Introducing my first completed project of 2021 - “Muted Potential”! While initially I was surprised that it took less than 2 months to complete the beadwork, I then took my sweet time assembling it and taking pictures. Guilty. As you may have read in some of my earlier posts, the cellular pattern is based... 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 →

Attracting more people to find treatments for devastating diseases

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I used to work as a neuroscientist at a neurology-focused biotech company. Coming from an insulated environment of academic research, it was a truly eye-opening experience for me on many levels. While academic biomedical research is often driven by natural curiosity about... Continue Reading →

My new brain art project is off to the races!

With the exception of "The Brain Project", which showed the amazing connectedness of the human nervous system, I have spent the last few months fiddling around with some small home decor art projects while incubating the next big SciArt idea.  Then I spent another month thinking of the engineering logistics needed to put it together. ... Continue Reading →

“Sanguine Expectations” in the time of COVID-19

The Corona Virus pandemic has upended our lives. We were already facing global climate change and increases in the number of nuclear weapons. Now this virus, and others that may follow. Most of us who are fortunate enough to be artists don’t usually need to confront such realities. We survived 9/11 and Sandy. We have... Continue Reading →

The Brain Project – I am finally allowed to share it!

The contest "The Yogen Früz Brain Project [is] a city-wide Toronto art exhibit, [and] is celebrating its fifth year with exciting, thought-provoking works of art that raise awareness about brain health and critical funding for research at Baycrest for Alzheimer’s and related dementias." Earlier this year, my proposal got accepted to "The Brain Project" by... Continue Reading →

How can art help us deal with stress, get through COVID-19 and come out on the other side?

The Corona Virus pandemic has upended our lives. We were already facing global climate change and increases in the number of nuclear weapons. Now this virus, and others that may follow. Most of us who are fortunate enough to be artists don’t usually need to confront such realities. We survived 9/11 and Sandy. We have... Continue Reading →

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