Sharpton is a local mixed-media artist, who encourages participant-interaction in her artwork.
McMinds’ work is essential in furthering our understanding of why coral reefs are being wiped out all over the world, so further destruction of coral reefs can be mitigated. To understand this issue, Vega Thurber’s lab is approaching the study of coral in a way that has never been done before.
“Something that brings artists and scientists together is that we’re both trying to communicate very abstract ideas,” says Kyle Asfahl.
Science and art are essentially the same. At least that’s how Amanda Salov, one of the invited artists to the Microbiomes Show, understands this relationship.
Historically, Science and art have had a strong relationship. As early as the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci created art inspired by science, and his science was inspired by art. It is not until recently that art and science have been polarized, a polarization that stifles discovery in both fields.