Creators – Miles van Yperen

Name: Miles van Yperen Which came first in your life, the science or the art? Art came first. I started with traditional media: pencils, watercolours, screen printing, and metal sculpture. When desktop computers and software became available I started with the first basic Mac black and white graphic programs, and worked in desktop publishing for years. From the 2D digital art world, I wanted to explore 3D once applications became available to the public. I purchased…

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BITS – SciArt Centre’s EmBodied Virtual Exhibition

We desire to understand the universe and our place within it. To discover who we are, we venture into our surroundings and place ourselves under the microscope. The body contains many mysteries and unanswered scientific questions. From the complexity of the brain, to the diseases we succumb to, the human body remains a space of uncharted discoveries. SciArt Centre curator, Marnie Benney, presents a virtual exhibition titled EmBodied in an attempt to address the big questions of our existence. “We conceptualize, pontificate, and dream…

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CREATORS – Kerry R. Thompson

Name: Kerry R. Thompson Which came first in your life, the science or the art? ​Honestly the two developed in tandem from a very early age. I have always been fascinated by the natural world and translating that world into a visual medium. I have drawn ever since I can remember, and am constantly pestered to go through box after box of sketches of animals and dinosaurs when I go home to see family in…

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CREATORS – Kerry R. Thompson

Name: Kerry R. Thompson Which came first in your life, the science or the art? ​Honestly the two developed in tandem from a very early age. I have always been fascinated by the natural world and translating that world into a visual medium. I have drawn ever since I can remember, and am constantly pestered to go through box after box of sketches of animals and dinosaurs when I go home to see family in…

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FEATURES – sciart year in review: 2017

Happy New Year SciArt friends! In 2017, my SciArt journey had me following plants to planets and maps to molecules. Over the last year, the blog featured creations spanning many mediums including painting, sculpture, digital photography and textile to name a few. I revisited each blog post and curated a collection of my favourite SciArt works. Each image is linked to the original post, where you can learn more about the artists. We have very…

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CREATORS – Meredith Woolnough

Name: Meredith Woolnough Which came first in your life, the science or the art? I have always had interests in both, but my formal studies started in art. I studied Fine Art at University fresh out of high school and it was during my final year that I developed the embroidery process that I am still working with today. I was drawn to the sculptural possibilities of a freehand embroidery technique and I loved that…

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WORKS – Debris by PLEX NOIR

Formed in 2012, PLEX NOIR is an artist collective based in Germany that has created visual and acoustic experiential projects using an experimental approach. Their latest installation, Debris uses tracking databases to physically depict orbiting space waste and bring its emergence to our attention. What was your inspiration behind Debris? Born in the 1980s, technical curiosity lead us to a constant engagement with emerging digital technologies and their growing pervasion into almost every minute of our…

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CREATORS – Alison Grace Martin

Name: Alison Grace Martin Which came first in your life, the science or the art? I studied graphics in art school in the 1970’s, though I didn’t manage to make a career in design. I’m interested in the connections between art and science. My work explores underlying space forms in matter and natural growth. I build shapes from the inside out, trying to visualize/make visible the structures and shapes hidden within. Which sciences relate to your…

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WORKS – Micro-Landscapes, Macro-Tissues by Hiba Farran

Canadian-based graphic designer and artist Hiba Farran combines stunning Icelandic landscapes with aesthetically similar microscopic imagery in her work Micro-Landscapes, Macro-Tissues. “A visual reading, at the intersection of Science and Art: the communication of scientific data through a photographic narrative of two distinct journeys into the tissues of life, one on a macro scale in Iceland, and the other one on a microscopic scale at the SVA NATLAB in New York.” – Hiba Farran Can you…

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CREATORS – Bojana Ginn

Name: Bojana Ginn Which came first in your life, the science or the art? As children, most of us play with crayons. We are introduced to art before we are introduced to science. However, if I can define the initial interest in science as a general curiosity in how life works, as an interest in wild life, plants and animals, even in numbers and mathematics, then I think that my interest in art and science…

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