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Catch Ya On the Flip Side

Sometime reality is so much better then anything that can be photoshopped. Here is an amazing photo by Matt Hansen courtesy of the Blog This feature of flickr.

Thanks Matt for allowing the blog this feature on this great pic.

Catch Ya On the Flip Side
Flickr Artist: mrhansen9


Worm Window

This was an entry into the 2005 Art of Science Competition at Princeton University. This piece was compiled in Photoshop but non of the color or texture of the nematode images was altered. Read the creator's explanation below.

Stain Glass Window

Worm Window
Erin Cram
Department of Molecular Biology
This work is based on the rose window of St. John the Divine, NYC. Each segment of the image is an image of the microscopic nematode, C. elegans. The red images were generated by staining the animals with a dye called rhodamine-phalloidin, which lights up actin, a protein found predominantly in muscles. The blue is a DNA stain called DAPI, and the green comes from expressing the jelly fish protein GFP transgenically in the nematodes. The grayscale images are mainly of C. elegans embryos or dissected C. elegans organs. Although the work was assembled using Photoshop, none of the image is pseudocolored.


Circular Rainbow

This is one of many digital masterpieces created by Rick Nickles of Rick Nickles Arts, Wausau, Wisconsin.

What happens when you take a BS degree in Physics and Mathematics add a Master's in Computer Science with specialty in Computer Graphics. You end up with an exceptionally well educated artist who knows that Science+Art =Amazing.

Great work Rick, I'm looking forward to your future work.

Flickr Artist: art_flood


C h r o n o s c a p e s

site of the week
This weeks Sci-Art Site of the Week is Chronoscapes. I found Pery Burge's art on Flickr and absolutely loved her form of expression. She uses the science of fluid dynamics within water combined with various colors of ink to create these wonderful images. For a more complete understanding of her method check out her site.
light path
Flickr Artist: pery burge
Here she sums up her art.
I continue investigating radial spreads of ink in water. These spreads can be seen in both artistic and scientific terms. New photographic equipment has enabled me to examine these forms more closely, and the use of different inks within one spread enables me to see its different aspects more clearly. Descriptions of how various inks behave when used together, the types of polyhedral shapes that may result, inner structures, and the effects of relatively high speeds on ink flow, are followed by a section on various ink textures - this section is both scientific and artistic. Finally I look at artistic aspects of radial spreads: creating “time-rich” images, and making visual connections between the spreads and organic life-forms and cosmic phenomena respectively.
Her art is amazing and on her site you'll find galleries featuring her art past, present, and future. Should you come across a piece you like prints are available for purchase.


Illusion in Purple

This creation is a modern marvel. It brings together the science of light, color, optics and photography into an exquisite piece of art. Well done Cymer.

Purple Illusion
Flickr Artist: Cymer


A Sci-Art Beauty

This pattern is amazing in it's beauty and complexity. A thank You to the artist who allowed this to be used via the "blog this" feature of If you like this image the artist sells this and other prints through flickr, click on the title link under the photo.

Beaded Weave Illusion 12.2
Flickr Artist: Crystal Writer


Diatom Art

Diatom: a family of minute unicellular Algae having a siliceous covering of great delicacy, each individual multiplying by spontaneous division.

diatom art
Flickr Artist: Trazy

The photographer has entered this photo in the 2008 Nikon Small World Contest.

The photographer has this to say about this image,
"This is a prepared slide that I found in an old dusty box. The slide is dated April 5, 1897 and contains exactly nine diatoms of three different types, meticulously arranged into an ornate pattern. The botanist that prepared this slide near the turn of the century was F.F. Forbes. The label on the slide reads "Diatoms in center from Hammonds Pond Brookline, Mass. Navicula peripunctata"."

Sci-Art celebrates artists, scientists, web sites and blogs that dare to feature that blurry edge where art and science become one. Each week I will be selecting a Sci-Art "Site of the Week" along with other tidbits from the world of artsy science.

If you would like to suggest a Site of the Week for me to feature please click the link and email it my way. I am also hosting a Sci-Art blog/site alliance if your interested let me know.

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