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Art of the Living Dead


Swarms of army ants naturally inspire fear, of course, but to people who know ants this painting is even more terrifying. Hashime Murayama has not only drawn army ants, but undead army ants, their reanimated corpses lurching towards us in eerie procession. The bodies rigid, antennae jarringly askew, these ants are clearly chasing us from [...]

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The Emerging Mosquito


Image Credit: © Alex Wild Source: Recipe For A Photograph #4: The Emerging Mosquito, on Compound Eye As the weather warms and spring marches into summer, mosquito pupae are shedding their skins and emerging from stagnant pools to search for warm mammalian blood. The thought of swarms of pesky mosquitoes and the itchy red welts [...]

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Who Needs a Paintbrush When You Can Use a Dead Fish?


James Prosek is a person who continually challenges the neat categories we create to delineate where one discipline ends and another begins. In his own words: I want to be able to be a writer and a painter and an illustrator and a sculptor and not have to be confined by the taxonomies of art [...]

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The SciArt Buzz: Science art on exhibit in Jan/Feb 2013


Lots of great science art exhibitions going on in the next few months. Get your sciart on, peeps! _____________ EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking September 21, 2012 to January 27, 2013 The Bard Graduate Center Gallery 18 West 86th Street New York, NY _____________ DINOTOPIA: [...]

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SciArt of the Day: Best. Dinosaur. Art. Ever.


When it comes to dinosaur art, it takes a lot to rise to prominence. The field is saturated with everyone and their brother who never lost their obsession with the terrible lizards they fantasized about as kids. So it is with no small amount of gravitas that Steve White makes this proclamation in the subtitle [...]

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