I’m a big nerd for dinosaurs, so I was really excited to write this post. Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? Imagining the Earth at a time when dinosaurs roamed has always been fascinating to me, and I am not alone. I recently checked out this cool book from my local library, which includes paleoart from John […]Read more "John Conway’s Dinosaur Paleoart"
The brain is essential to our lives, and yet so mysterious. How many people can begin to visualize the inside of the brain, let alone understand how it works? Greg Dunn (artist and neuroscientist) and Brian Edwards (artist and applied physicist) created stunning micro-etchings of the inner-workings of the human brain. They call this “perhaps […]Read more "Dunn and Edwards’s Neurological Microetchings"
Look again at the image above. At first glance, you probably see floating icebergs, dark, turbulent seawater, and a rising and setting sun in the sky. If you look carefully, you’ll notice that this watercolor painting is a graph, with real data points. This piece is entitled “Climate Change Data,” and is constructed using global […]Read more "Jill Pelto’s Climate Data Watercolors"
I was recently searching the web for my own creative inspiration, and stumbled upon the works of Sarah K. Benning. She creates hand-stitched, intricate illustrations onto beautifully designed embroidery hoops. Much of her work is inspired by her love for potted plants. (A selection of Sarah K. Benning’s work) Sarah K. Benning begins her works […]Read more "Sarah K. Benning’s Botanical Embroidery"
Most people know what a snowflake looks like, but how many people have actually looked at a snowflake up close? These tiny crystals of water are extremely delicate and fleeting. They melt within seconds on a human hand. How do we know exactly what snowflakes look like? How do we know that “no two snowflakes […]Read more "Wilson Bentley’s Snowflakes"