I have been drawing and making things for as long as I can remember (as my parents’ very full garage can attest to). Ever since college, when I began studying neuroscience and got my hands on fancy microscopes, my work has been about biology and the microscopic world. I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to explore the tiny worlds of cells and molecules firsthand looking through confocal and electron microscopes. Though static pictures of cells and molecules can be stunning, looking at them through a scope is even more so – just like seeing a photo of a mountain or canyon is not the same as actually being there. You loose the sense of scale. Having had the privilege of “micro-exploring”, I use art  to communicate the energy, complexity and child-like aesthetic of these worlds that I have experienced. I would love to open a microscopy lab for artists and the public so that anyone could go “micro-exploring”. Anyone have any spare confocals???

 

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