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SciArt of the Day: Hyperdimensional Suffering

As our month of SciArt of the Day winds down, I had to share this image. For me, this is a touchstone of what makes wonderful science-art: marrying metaphors from past and present, science and myth.The idea that art and science represent two cultures, as C.P...

September 30, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Eye Heart Yew

Everyone loves a rebus! It all began with a painting of crumpled paper and an eyeball.You're welcome for this look into Lis Mitchell's creative mind.- -Eye Heart Yew by Lis Mitchell / Pixelfish2002, digital painting.For more about this painting, see Elizabeth's DeviantArt entry...

September 28, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Blood of a Hero

 Artist Paolo Rivera captures the blood of superhero Daredevil, the blind vigilante with superhuman senses, in much the way his radar-sense must detect the pulsing network within his own body...

September 27, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Cretaceous Critter Coffee Co.

Following our SciArt of the Day tradition of having something silly on the weekends (we've only been doing this 3 weeks - we have traditions?!?) I bring you Raven Amos's Cretaceous Critter Coffee Company, starring the lovely caramel-brown Tropeognathus that also features as Raven's blog banner.This image makes me crave coffee on a hot dusty day...

September 23, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Heavily Armored Hallucigenia

 Ancient technologies on the human scale can be in danger of being lost, buried under the sedimentary layers of modern life. Blacksmiths like Darrell Markewitz of The Wareham Forge keep these technologies alive, not just in words and study, but in his hands...

September 19, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Dynamic Dragon

 In a world most of see through an Instagram filter and Photoshopped tweaks, a dynamic illustration of an animal can entice the eye in a way no filter can.

September 18, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Night Growl

A well done science comic is one of the most effective ways to convey science communication. The visual hook of a narrative with lively (or in this case, sleepy) characters peppered with the facts creates a flow that a wall of text can't match...

September 15, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Ducky Treat

 I've seen a lot of shades of blue in Craig Dylke's artwork over the last few years - the powerful blues in this piece just make this moment of action, frozen in time leap out at the viewer...

September 14, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: A Revealing, Leggy Model

Each image a scientific illustrator takes on is a chance to learn new things - about the scientific subject, about the limits of artistic materials, and of course, to push the artists' own vision and skill further...

September 13, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: The Seizure

The great Symbolist draughtsman Max Klinger created this image as one of ten in a narrative series of etchings called, Paraphrase on the Discovery of a Glove , which follows the dreamy travels of a single lost glove...

September 9, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Frog Mech

The concept of biomimicry is increasingly popular and useful. Recent advances in robotics are giving us the soft, colour-changing robotic octopus. Concept artist and science fiction illustrator Brian Lindahl took the idea in another direction, with his lonely picture of a heavily armored Swamp Frog Mech standing guard in a marsh...

September 8, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Fiddlehead

 A quick, 1 hour 30 minute watercolor sketch, SF/Fantasy Illustrator Jeremy McHugh's Fiddlehead is both an exercise in speculation about evolutionary adaptation and a wonderful example of how a daily warm-up sketch can open up an imagination for the day.- -Fiddlehead by Jeremy McHugh2011, watercolor...

September 6, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Speculative Dimorphism

 Speculative biology is a field of art where science and science fiction combine to come up with alternate ecologies and organisms. With the strangeness we continually discover about nature, how likely is a sexually dimorphic organism like this by scientific illustrator Rachel Caauwe, whose subjects include "the weird, the unknown, the misunderstood"?- - Speculative Dimorphism / Colossal Aquatic Female, Tiny Airborne Male by Rachel CaauweFor more speculation about this organism's biology, see Rachel's description here...

September 5, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Rhinoceros 1515

What do you see when you look at this painting?Do you only see the original drawing and woodcut by Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, done from a description of a rhino in 1515?The future artists' rendition of rhinos after they have gone extinct?...

September 4, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

SciArt of the Day: Earth's Pulse

"Earth's Pulse" © Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox Earth's Pulse by Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox.2006, oil on linen.For more about this painting, visit Kathryn's blog.Portfolio: Kathryn Brimblecombe-FoxBlog: Art @ Kathryn Brimblecombe-FoxTwitter: @brimblecombeLinkedIn ProfileThis artist's blog is featured on the Science Artists Feed.- -Welcome to the first SciArt of the Day!...

September 1, 2012 — Glendon Mellow
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