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Immy-is-Thinking
Immy
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Hello :) dA is where I share collaborative art and find most of my collaborators, especially for EC. I'm not here much right now, so you might want to find me in one of these places;

My current project is 'Cryptic Cards' - imaginingscience.tumblr.com/cr…
I'm currently a visiting artist in Uop Brain Tumour Research lab - connectingnarratives.tumblr.co…
My home page - www.immysmith.com
Illustration and print-to-order products can be found at - www.redbubble.com/people/immy/…
I blog at imaginingscienceart.blogspot.c…
I'm also at @DrImmySmith on twitter

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.
Oh and I like to make jokes about marmots every time someone gets too serious...
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Cryptic Cards by Immy-is-Thinking
Cryptic Cards
The other project I'm working on is called Cryptic Cards. I'm painting one card a week, and will be crowdfunding to print the actual deck. You can find out more at imaginingscience.tumblr.com/cr… and keep up with the project with the hastag #CrypticCards on twitter/tumblr
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Page from the Connecting Narratives book by Immy-is-Thinking
Page from the Connecting Narratives book
Each page in the giant Connecting Narratives book, created for us by artisan book binder Beth Coin, tells a small part of someone's story about brain tumours. Some stories are about patients, some are from scientists, others come from family members. This page tells the story of how collaborating with ScottMan2th lead to me being a resident artist in a brain tumour research lab. Its strange to have some of my own words in the book, everything else comes from project participants. But if Scott hadn't shared his story, I wouldn't be working on this project. So its an important part of the whole story. The luggage tags were hand dyed by Scott - many thanks as always my friend!

A side note here is; don't underestimate the contacts you make online. I met many of my amazing collaborators like SalHunter and ScottMan2th here on dA. Now we have exhibited work together irl. These things have all added to the mixture with lots of other hard work, and helped make sciart become my day job.
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The 'Connecting Narratives' Book at... by Immy-is-Thinking
The 'Connecting Narratives' Book at...
The 'Connecting Narratives' Book at the Patterns of Mutation exhibition, for BritSciFest '15. At the moment I'm working on a second exhibition for the Connecting Narratives residency, a project aiming to connect and explore the experiences of brain tumour scientists and patients through art. You can find out more here; connectingnarratives.tumblr.co…
I also had spine surgery a few weeks ago... 2015 was an interesting year!
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Debris Field #01 by Immy-is-Thinking
Debris Field #01
Welp. I'd better upload something so y'all don't think I'm dead! :rofl:

This is from my 'Transitional Objects' project. It was exhibited at RWA last autumn, now in private collection. I miss it but its a lesson in practicing what you preach; if you make something intentionally transitional, you won't have it forever. You can see more specimens from this project here - www.immysmith.com/gallery/5698…
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Happy spring y'all! I hope you're all well.  I don't spend much of my day at a computer anymore, so apols for my absence, and you can keep up with me more frequently if you like via Twitter where my handle is @ DrImmySmith. I can work twitter on my phone but not dA... I'm such a luddite :XD:

I recently won a 10 month residency and so now I work as a resident artist in a brain tumour reserch lab. The project aims to connect the stories of brain tumour researchers and patients through art. You can fin out more about that here - connectingnarratives.tumblr.co… and I promise I will update my dA gallery when I get a mo. Special thanks are due to my collaborator ScottMan2th who has been a part of the journey that lead me to this residency :D

Its an amazing residency, but super-busy. I'm looking forward to some R&R over easter so I can catch up with my Exquisite corpses with LuckyRossMartin and Keneru92 some more. I'm slow but I get there in the end ;)

I'm missing all my dA friends and collaborators, who've supported me through my PhD and beyond, and shared so much fun - y'all know who you are. Especially all the Exquisite Corpser's, and chriseastmids, ArtByCher, SalHunter, aruarian-dancer, Bernardumaine, MBKKR, TazPoltorak, TRANSMICHION... aaaaarg there's too many people I miss! I hope we can connect through other networks, I'll try and get my rear in gear on dA when I can. Hugs to y'all xxx

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SalHunter Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Many thanks for the new faves! :hug:
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
many thanks as always Dr Dudet aka Amazonial hair akka nut bar akkka shabby chick :tighthug:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
:wave: :hug:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Many thanks for faving! :D
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Chiyuky Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav :hug:
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you always for the fave ads Dr Duddet aka Amazonial hair akka Nut bar akkka Crazy chic :tighthug:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
:hug: :D
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
ahhhhh many thanks for all the fave ads Dr Dudet aka Shabby Chick akka Amazonial Hair akkka Nut Bar :tighthug:
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PauloCunha Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for all the faving! :)
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leothefox Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   General Artist
la in love Hi, Immy! Thank you so so much for faving

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