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Immy
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I blog at imaginingscienceart.blogspot.c…
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I’m an artist and former neuroscientist. The oddest things in nature and the curious intricacy of biological processes inspire me to make art. I'm interested in the overlapping places between scientific ideas, biological images, personal mythology and surreal art. In my imagination weird cells and strange creatures come out to play... the subconscious can be a busy place, so I try to accommodate all the deep-sea-neuronal-carnivorous fungi-plankton-plants that grow in it.
:dalove: I welcome comments! :iconcircleplz:
Oh and I like to make jokes about marmots every time someone gets too serious...
The Journal of Cartoon Neuroscience - cartoonneuroscience.blogspot.c…
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Cyclamen with Dirt and Fingerprints by Immy-is-Thinking
Cyclamen with Dirt and Fingerprints
Polychromos pencils on 24cm diameter whatman filter paper, based on a Cyclamen from the Herbarium - open edition signed prints available from Etsy - www.etsy.com/uk/listing/211106…

Exhibited at the Pencil Museum in Keswick, UK. This Cyclamen colchium was collected on an expedition in Georgia, by the Cyclamen Society. It was in the process of being preserved at Herbarium RNG when I originally saw it. Botanical artists generally resurrect the living plant in their artwork, but I am not a botanical artist… I’m more interested in the meticulous artistry of specimen preparation, and the stories that travel back with each item. The process and narrative of the pressed specimens themselves is as fascinating as any plant. So that is why I draw specimens with labels, dirt and all! The fact that Georgia is not the safest country to collect in, and is on the news for its precarious political situation with Russia, also adds to this specimen’s story. It speaks to the ability of botany and scientific endeavor to overcome political difficulties, and transcend geographical boundaries.
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"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious — the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science." — Albert Einstein

pearlish amorphoid by morpho2012

The words 'art and science', 'sci-art', and 'the intersection of science and art' are often to be heard in arts circles right now. Revolving around the interplay between artistic and scientific interpretations of ideas, art and science collaborations are very much on the rise. However, the bond between art and science is far from new; the boundaries between art and science are - and always have been - porous and diaphanous. Both science and art use imagination and creativity to develop ideas and explore the world. Both are questioning, inventive disciplines. Art and science collaborations are seen as new because we have come to perceive the arts and sciences as enclosed and separate. But if this hasn’t always been the case… how did the idea of a barrier between them come about?
Specimen - 41 by SalHunter
Science and Art have a long and illustrious shared heritage. It’s not just the heritage of scientific illustration (important though that is). Nor is it solely about the beauty of scientific images that have fascinated humanity. We’re talking about genuine fluidity between art and science. At certain points in history, there has existed a kind of “universal polymathy”* – art and science worked together, were learned together, and a good education consisted of both arts, humanities and sciences. The great and the good were just as likely to be seen at a talk about the latest developments in science, as at a fashionable art gallery. That’s not to say there was never friction. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, famous for writing Faust, was also a keen natural scientist. On the difficulty of incorporating poetry in scientific treatises, he lamented that both scientists and poets were forgetting

“that science had developed from poetry, and they failed to take into consideration that a swing of the pendulum might beneficially reunite they two, at higher level and to mutual advantage.”

However, at some point in the 20th century, much firmer walls were erected around art and science in the minds of many. The pendulum seemed to stop swinging at all. There are many reasons behind this; widening participation in education, and an increasing pace of change and discovery, in some ways necessitated compartmentalisation. The perception of science searching for answers, and art seeking new questions, each in their separate ways, became embedded. Today, the increasing specialisation of both fields means each develops a language of its own; these exclusive and specialised languages can exclude other disiplines, and the wider public. The current trend for science-art public engagement projects has partly arisen to try and address the resulting communication problem.
The Shapes Of Hydrogen - Poster by DarkSilverflame
So is the current trend for shared explorations at the intersection of art and science a swing of Goethe’s pendulum? Science and art undoubtedly go about addressing life’s questions in different ways, but is the movement for tackling these questions together a long term reunion in the public psyche? Perhaps it is too early to say. What is certain is that art and science are each seeking through the other to re-engage with society, and address issues of communication. The idea that this is a productive approach has gained huge momentum in the past 10 years and shows no sign of slowing.
Urus Micrographie 47 by Urus-28
Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised at this. The intersection of art and science is wonder; and our wondering minds can’t be contained for long. Art and Science can't be kept separated. They've been secretly holding hands the whole time. We’ve seen their relationship since Da Vinci and Goethe, through CH Waddington to Vik Muniz, and beyond. Today, the impact of this new flowering of the art-science relationship is wide-ranging. From Greg Dunn's neuroscience studies www.gregadunn.com/category/mic… , to Mia Ando's bioluminescent 'Obon' miyaando.com/?page_id=1669 , to Masao Kinoshita's exaggerated anatomy www.juxtapoz.com/current/alien… , you'll find amazing cocktails of the artistic and the scientific everywhere you look. So here’s a selection from the intersection of art and science here on dA, and links to artworks, groups and collectives. You can also find more at the dA scientist-artists group.

exobotanics by morpho2012 W-out 0227 ' staga draco ' by W-out Starfish by sofiaeinarsson Neuron-Rush by Negative-Rain Antetum Nebula by GlennClovis Metal Binding Protein by vmulligan Icosahedral Life by Aexion -green sphere coral 2- by ScottMan2th Bioluminescent Fungi by melvynyeo Landscape with grabbing branches by janhein Urus micrographie 12 by Urus-28 Palladium Moon by Sazan-Benares Specimen - 29 by SalHunter Hurricane Living by Immy-is-Thinking My Lymphoma by PauloCunha When Rust Blooms by San-T Titanium Quartz by BleachBlack Untitled (Inner Landscape 8) by Turbo-Charged Backbone II by Aetere Abydosaurus mcintoshi skeletal by Paleo-King Star sizes by MartinSilvertant

*V&A essay on Art and Science; - www.vam.ac.uk/content/journals…

Symbiartic – a great SciAm blog on the intersection of Art and Science: blogs.scientificamerican.com/s…

The Art & Science Journal: www.artandsciencejournal.com/

At the Interface – PLOS blog: blogs.plos.org/attheinterface/

The Beautiful Brain; thebeautifulbrain.com/

AXNS collective: axnscollective.org/

Art and technology member organization - www.asci.org/

GV Art; www.gvart.co.uk/

Imagining Science collaboration; imaginingscienceart.blogspot.c…

The Arts Catalyst: www.artscatalyst.org/

And to end on a humorous note - here's a little sciart fun, enjoy!
phagocytosis by chid0What were you thinking? by Immy-is-ThinkingMr T cell by Velica

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"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious — the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science." — Albert Einstein

pearlish amorphoid by morpho2012

The words 'art and science', 'sci-art', and 'the intersection of science and art' are often to be heard in arts circles right now. Revolving around the interplay between artistic and scientific interpretations of ideas, art and science collaborations are very much on the rise. However, the bond between art and science is far from new; the boundaries between art and science are - and always have been - porous and diaphanous. Both science and art use imagination and creativity to develop ideas and explore the world. Both are questioning, inventive disciplines. Art and science collaborations are seen as new because we have come to perceive the arts and sciences as enclosed and separate. But if this hasn’t always been the case… how did the idea of a barrier between them come about?
Specimen - 41 by SalHunter
Science and Art have a long and illustrious shared heritage. It’s not just the heritage of scientific illustration (important though that is). Nor is it solely about the beauty of scientific images that have fascinated humanity. We’re talking about genuine fluidity between art and science. At certain points in history, there has existed a kind of “universal polymathy”* – art and science worked together, were learned together, and a good education consisted of both arts, humanities and sciences. The great and the good were just as likely to be seen at a talk about the latest developments in science, as at a fashionable art gallery. That’s not to say there was never friction. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, famous for writing Faust, was also a keen natural scientist. On the difficulty of incorporating poetry in scientific treatises, he lamented that both scientists and poets were forgetting

“that science had developed from poetry, and they failed to take into consideration that a swing of the pendulum might beneficially reunite they two, at higher level and to mutual advantage.”

However, at some point in the 20th century, much firmer walls were erected around art and science in the minds of many. The pendulum seemed to stop swinging at all. There are many reasons behind this; widening participation in education, and an increasing pace of change and discovery, in some ways necessitated compartmentalisation. The perception of science searching for answers, and art seeking new questions, each in their separate ways, became embedded. Today, the increasing specialisation of both fields means each develops a language of its own; these exclusive and specialised languages can exclude other disiplines, and the wider public. The current trend for science-art public engagement projects has partly arisen to try and address the resulting communication problem.
The Shapes Of Hydrogen - Poster by DarkSilverflame
So is the current trend for shared explorations at the intersection of art and science a swing of Goethe’s pendulum? Science and art undoubtedly go about addressing life’s questions in different ways, but is the movement for tackling these questions together a long term reunion in the public psyche? Perhaps it is too early to say. What is certain is that art and science are each seeking through the other to re-engage with society, and address issues of communication. The idea that this is a productive approach has gained huge momentum in the past 10 years and shows no sign of slowing.
Urus Micrographie 47 by Urus-28
Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised at this. The intersection of art and science is wonder; and our wondering minds can’t be contained for long. Art and Science can't be kept separated. They've been secretly holding hands the whole time. We’ve seen their relationship since Da Vinci and Goethe, through CH Waddington to Vik Muniz, and beyond. Today, the impact of this new flowering of the art-science relationship is wide-ranging. From Greg Dunn's neuroscience studies www.gregadunn.com/category/mic… , to Mia Ando's bioluminescent 'Obon' miyaando.com/?page_id=1669 , to Masao Kinoshita's exaggerated anatomy www.juxtapoz.com/current/alien… , you'll find amazing cocktails of the artistic and the scientific everywhere you look. So here’s a selection from the intersection of art and science here on dA, and links to artworks, groups and collectives. You can also find more at the dA scientist-artists group.

exobotanics by morpho2012 W-out 0227 ' staga draco ' by W-out Starfish by sofiaeinarsson Neuron-Rush by Negative-Rain Antetum Nebula by GlennClovis Metal Binding Protein by vmulligan Icosahedral Life by Aexion -green sphere coral 2- by ScottMan2th Bioluminescent Fungi by melvynyeo Landscape with grabbing branches by janhein Urus micrographie 12 by Urus-28 Palladium Moon by Sazan-Benares Specimen - 29 by SalHunter Hurricane Living by Immy-is-Thinking My Lymphoma by PauloCunha When Rust Blooms by San-T Titanium Quartz by BleachBlack Untitled (Inner Landscape 8) by Turbo-Charged Backbone II by Aetere Abydosaurus mcintoshi skeletal by Paleo-King Star sizes by MartinSilvertant

*V&A essay on Art and Science; - www.vam.ac.uk/content/journals…

Symbiartic – a great SciAm blog on the intersection of Art and Science: blogs.scientificamerican.com/s…

The Art & Science Journal: www.artandsciencejournal.com/

At the Interface – PLOS blog: blogs.plos.org/attheinterface/

The Beautiful Brain; thebeautifulbrain.com/

AXNS collective: axnscollective.org/

Art and technology member organization - www.asci.org/

GV Art; www.gvart.co.uk/

Imagining Science collaboration; imaginingscienceart.blogspot.c…

The Arts Catalyst: www.artscatalyst.org/

And to end on a humorous note - here's a little sciart fun, enjoy!
phagocytosis by chid0What were you thinking? by Immy-is-ThinkingMr T cell by Velica

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Thank you so much for all the faving! :)
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Thanks so much, Immy, for faving 'Isis and Ra'. :)
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Thank you, Immy, for faving Isis and Ra :D
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