Creation

People are always surprised when I directly compare scientists and artists.

There are many parallels in their processes after the initial flash of insight. The tools and outcomes seem wildly divergent, but spring from a similar source. Critical thinking, empirical investigation, using the scientific method in designing and troubleshooting projects are inherent in both methodologies.

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Brought to Life

An exquisite example of the blending of art, artifact and scientific inquiry. The Science Museum offers up 3000 years of medical antiquities. A feast for the eyes and for the mind.

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Fish-y Art Love

Artist Anne Catherine Becker Echivard uses, among other things, fish heads to create intricate and beautiful tableaus.

Although I admire her craftsmanship, I’m not sure I would be inclined toward using fish heads. I have cats and dogs.

Where does she store them? How does she get the smell out? Or is the photograph, the documentation, the artwork she is after?

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Most Ancient Colored Twin. Most Ancient Artisans.

Back in the day, when a nomadic tribe moving with the elk or deer was only 20 to 40 people, we didn’t really differentiate between artist, artisan, scientist, chemist, doctor. One person had a lot of different jobs to do. So some scientist hunter-gatherer discovered that plant fibers held pigment well and made some twine. Ta-Da! Fast forward to Project Runway.

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Model Cars, Dioramas, Nostalgia

You’d give your left thumb for dioramas that looked this good.

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