A showcase of experiments through art. Another look at the beauty of science. All images were directly taken from the microscope. The colors, shapes and patterns displayed are directly based on the colors emitted by fluorescence-labeled chemicals that attach to cells, proteins, lipids and sugars. Explore our digitally juxtaposed pieces below.
Science and art is about storytelling and Experiments in Art is a tool for these stories to be told. In this series, mouse brain tissue sections were stained with a variety of chemicals and recolored in black and white.
How do you imagine the brain to appear? The Pink brain series shows us the mouse brain in pink and purple hues because of the hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining. Cytoplasmic components are colored pink while the nuclei are stained purple. HE staining is the most common technique used by pathologists to study diseases and now we can use it as inspiration to brighten up our rooms.
Imagine a chemical that allows us to see the very unit that builds us and everything we know of the living world. A peek into ourselves, a peek into the world of cells.
Toxin - A word that brings fear, worry and danger. However, toxins are more than just substances that cause harm to the body. By understanding how they work, we can use their properties to make other chemicals that can be used to study the organs, other toxins, cell signaling, and even make art!
Nature is a great muse for art. Nature is also a great muse for science. In many ways science and art can also draw inspiration from each other. This series shows us that science in its various forms mimic so much of nature. From colors to patterns to feelings.
It's confirmed! December 2020