Thursday, February 18, 2010

When writers turn to painting - reflections... In related links, John Hockenberry talks to Tom Shannon and looks at his science-inspired art. Biology inspired art here. Luke Jerram's science inspired art is fabulous.

Jerram worked with scientists from the University of Bristol to create a series of glass sculptures of the planet’s most notorious microbes. The result is a curious tension between beauty and the deadliness of the pathogens. This depiction of Escherichia coli measures more than 100-cm long. From here.

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