Works – Antonio Holguin’s Cosmic Cathedral Series

Antonio Holguin is an artist and designer based in Seattle, Washington. His watercolour series Cosmic Cathedral fuses astronomy, Greek mythology, and geometry together, creating window-like portals into an imagined universe. What was the inspiration behind the Cosmic Cathedral series? Originally, I set out to create my own cosmos. I have a long time fascination with astronomy and have painted space themed work in the past and Cosmic Cathedral is a progression of that previous art work. The first…

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CREATORS – Laura Moriarty

Name: Laura Moriarty Which came first in your life, the science or the art? Art came first. But I have always been inclined toward a scientific practice, which involves study, collecting, categorizing, experimenting, etc. Science is naturally part of my aesthetic, but aside from a keen interest, I have no formal science background. Bight Normal Faults Which sciences relate to your art practice? I take a great deal of poetic license with the earth sciences.…

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CREATORS – Cheryl Safren

 Name: Cheryl Safren Which came first in your life, the science or the art? Art. I attended the High School of Art and Design and then Pratt Institute for my undergraduate degree. My interest in science actually began with engineering. One third of the United States’ machine tool industry was located within a 25-mile radius of my home when I lived in Michigan and that was when I began painting isolated still lifes of man-made…

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CREATORS – Jennifer Willet

Name: Jennifer Willet Which came first in your life, the science or the art? Art. I always knew as a child I wanted to be a professional artist. My grandfather was an artist.  I completed my BFA at the University of Calgary (U of C) in 1997, and my MFA at the University of Guelph in 1999.  During my undergraduate degree I worked primarily in traditional media, but explored topics surrounding science, technology, medicine, subjectivity, and…

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WORKS – Geodes by Stefan Herda

Stefan Herda is a Toronto based artist who incorporates scientific methodology into his artistic practice. Herda fuses crystals and wood in his geology-inspired series Geodes. “The ‘Found Geodes’ are handmade simulations of geological forms that have inspired curiosity and wonder for ages. Using a combination of carved wood with chemical salts alludes to geological processes using provisional and temporary means. Their artifice is clear yet the objects themselves bear a fantastical resemblance to naturally occurring formations, cheap roadside curios or…

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