Microbiomes: To See the Unseen
Blog Posts sharing the artworks being created for this upcoming 2017 Microbiomes: To See the Unseen exhibit.
Our Thanks for sponsorship assistance from the Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon State University’s College of Science, Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts, SPARK: Arts & Science @OSU, and the Oregon Arts Commission.
- OSU Department of Microbiology Website
- OSU Microbiology Spark Outreach | Microbiomes art+science projects with area youth
- Microcosms | Artwork created by youth during artist residencies
- OSU Terra Article “Small Beauties” February 2017
- Microbiomes: Connecting Communities | Nash Hall, OSU Campus
- BACK to Microbiomes
Microbiomes: To See the Unseen Blog
by Natalie Saleh
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.