Paintings by some fine artists can be used to thought-provoking effect as illustrations on news or blog posts about scientific advancements. One fine artist who frequently comes to mind for me when I am asked to recommend an illustrator is painter Michelle Hunter.
Hunter focuses on the brain (see an earlier Symbiartic post here) and I am excited that for our September SciArt Blitz, she has offered to share this new work, Cacophony with us.
A painting done entirely in acrylic, Hunter takes the painting convention of including a foreground path into the image and makes it the artist's own hand. Yellow signifies a sound has been heard between 2,000 and 5,000 Hz and the pink amygdala freaks out. The painting is almost a search and find image of potentially distressing sounds. Is it representing moments in time for the artist herself, where the silent act painting is interrupted from the outside?
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For the third year running, we are turning September into a month-long celebration of science artists by delivering new sciart to invade your eyeballs. The SciArt Blitz! Can’t get enough? Check out what was previously featured on this day:
2013: Ambient Plagues Unleashed - art by Elaine Whittaker
2012: Forget Jackalopes, I Want That - art by James Prosek