This edition of the SciArt Scumble features the Rainbow Rotifer by artist Moiety Mouse, from her Sci Pride series. Have a look at her prints, stickers, clothing, "You are safe here" posters and more. Follow her on Twitter @MoietyMouse!
This SciArt Scumble is the first after a ridiculously long hiatus from the Symbiartic blog. There's so much happening at the intersection of art + science, even a monthly link list can't capture it all, so here are a few things that have caught my eye lately.
Big old things
- It's not only #Dinovember on Twitter for scientists, it's #DrawDinovember for illustrators! Check out the hashtag for some fantastic art every day all month. Make sure to follow the official @DrawDinovember account for regular RTs.
- The Royal Ontario Museum's resident scientific illustrator Danielle Dufault @MesozoicMuse won the prestigious Lazendorf award for her illustration of hadrosaur teeth. Congratulations Danielle!
- Scott Elyard @notdeadorgone has created some of the greatest typeface-based pieces of art I've ever seen. Dinosaur skulls made out of the names of their features. You gotta see these. The T-Rex is for sale as prints and mugs.
- If you need a break from the US election, there's nothing better than contemplating the level of detail and control illustrator Carim Nahaboo (@CNahaboo) maintains when drawing bees. I mean, just look at this.
- Another #Arachtober has ended. Here are two of my favourite photo sets from the month by Sean McCann @lbycter and Cri Pitto @CrawliesWithCri.
- Illustrator Immy Smith's (@DrImmySmith) playing card-camoflaged moths are now available on a large uncut sheet and it's mind-boggling.
Mixed reality & code
- It's #Codevember! Here's the deets, here's the hashtag, and here's the account: @Codevember.
- Illustrator Liz Edwards continues to amaze people with her Tilt Brush creations using the HTC Vive virtual reality rig. Check our her works in progress on Twitter @lizaledwards and her Artstation portfolio.
- Marvel Comics' and Takeda Pharmaceuticals have created a team of heroes with IBD to help inspire people diagnosed with the disease. For artist Kirbi Fagan @KirbiFagan, the project was also a personal one. Read more at The Mirror.
- The Node interviewed biologist-artist Mia Buhr about her developmental biology-inspired embroidery artwork. Read it here!
- Fine artist Elaine Whittaker @elainetwsalt has work showing in the Cosmic Geometry show at the World of Threads Festival.
- I've dusted off another past Symbiartic post and updated it for a more general audience. How To Talk to a Roomful of Artists Who Are Better Than You contains tips for anyone giving a live talk who wants to up their image-use game. Share it on LinkedIn, Medium, and my personal blog.
- Really excited about this: artist-scientist Vexed Muddler has started a rotating-curator account about #SciArt on Twitter! The first week was Moiety Mouse whose artwork graces this very post.A new science-artist every week. Check out @IAmSciArt, and add it to your feed. For artists, you can sign up to contribute, here.
- This post from 2012 on PLoS was making the rounds again recently. Read Johanna Kieniewicz @johannakz on Why Scientists Should Care About Art.
Check out these artists, follow them on Twitter & Instagram, hire them to help you communicate science, buy their prints, and enjoy seeing science through all new eyes.