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I fell in love with biology when I first sneaked a peak at a drop of pond water under a microscope. The colors and shapes ensnared my imagination, and I’m not the only one! Michele Banks turns the world of cell cultures, mitosis, and organelles into gorgeous, colorful watercolor paintings, scarves, and ornaments.

Visit her Etsy shop, follow her on Twitter, and read her blog.


Every day in the month of September, we are serving up a different science artist for your viewing pleasure. Can’t get enough? Check out what was featured on this day last year: Raven Amos’s Cretaceous Critter Coffee Company.

Katie McKissick About the Author: Katie McKissick is a former high school biology teacher turned science writer and cartoonist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her first book is called What’s in Your Genes? and will be in bookstores December 2013. Her work can be found at Follow on Twitter @beatricebiology.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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