CREATORS – Amie Fernandez

Name: Amie Fernandez Which came first in your life, the science or the art? Science came first. I went to a science club in primary school, and I used to put an embarrassing amount of effort into my science homework. It wasn’t until halfway through high school that I realised I enjoyed art. My sister is a brilliant artist and an art teacher and has hugely influenced my love and passion for art. When I…

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CREATORS – Ayse U. Akarca

Name: Ayse U. Akarca Which came first in your life, the science or the art? Art and science are not mutually exclusive to me. However, joining these two careers took a lot of time. Initially, my career as a research scientist had to come first, as this needed more focus and time. After I had my first scientific publication, which was on hairy cell leukemia, I was so incredibly overjoyed about my achievement that I…

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FEATURES – Going Beneath the Surface with April Surgent

Engraving Glass to Expose Oceans in Peril If an elderly Bohemian master glass engraver and political dissident with a passion for poetry offered to help you explore the secrets of the universe, what would you say? “Yes,” obviously. At least, you would if you’re April Surgent, a renowned glass and multimedia artist, whose work explores ocean ecology and climate change. In 2003, she enrolled in master craftsman Jiří Harcuba’s glass engraving workshop at Pilchuk Glass…

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CREATORS – Tiffany K. Fung

Name: Tiffany K. Fung Which came first in your life, the science or the art? I grew up using art as a way of escaping the suburban quietness of Maryland that I lived in. At the time, my father was a source of creative inspiration for me—he was a naval architect whose ability to translate technical ideas onto paper never ceased to fascinate me. He mainly worked on designing the hulls of aircraft carriers but also…

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WORKS – Lacrimosa by Sasha R. Gregor

Sasha R. Gregor is a visual artist based in Barcelona who, for the past 20 years, has been using photography to investigate the act of crying. To him, crying is a “mysterious phenomenon of psychology that defines and challenges us as emotional beings.” This project, aptly named Lacrimosa (Latin for “weeping”), is comprised of photos at 2000× magnification of tears shed by family, friends, and even celebrities. Gregor says that each photomicrograph in the collection…

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CREATORS – Sana Khan

Name: Sana Khan Which came first in your life, the science or the art? For as long as I can remember, I have always been artistically and creatively inclined. Art classes were definitely an area I’ve always paid attention to and excelled in, but I never seriously thought about pursuing art as a career option. My interest in science started later on in high school and continued when I started my bachelor’s in psychology and…

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WORKS – The Immeasurable Space by Amie Esslinger

Atlanta-based visual artist Amie Esslinger creates abstract yet exquisitely detailed biomorphs using a variety of material and electrifying colour palettes. Inspired by microbiology, her paintings and almost architectural installations invite us into the microcosmos to ponder our hidden biology and confront our understanding of complexity.  Equally accomplished as a painter, sculptor, ceramist, and textile artist, Esslinger uses a multitudinous array of material to turn cellular organisms into titanic beings. From acrylic, paint, ink, paper, foam,…

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FEATURES – Other Skies: An Exoplanetary Festival

At this point in time, I’m no stranger to loneliness. I’ve had many conversations with the plant on my desk, and some days I swear it answers back. Perhaps the last subject I thought to explore in an attempt to assuage the ache of isolation is the empty, black void of outer space. But I’m certainly glad I reconsidered. Other Skies: An Exoplanetary Festival was an online event that ran on March 20th, 2021 via…

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CREATORS – Morgan N. Marshall

Name: Morgan N. Marshall Which came first in your life, the science or the art? The art came first, but the science closely followed. I had always had a love and interest in drawing and painting at a young age, but I grew up with a nurse for a mother who always actively shared with me her love for the medical field. I maintained a simultaneous interest in both art and science throughout college. I majored…

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