Ask me anything   I’m an interdisciplinary artist and former neuroscientist. The curious intricacies of cells, chemistry, nature... thats what fuels my imagination. I collect odd combinations of natural form in storytelling through art. I'm interested in the overlapping places where scientific concepts, biological images, and surreal art meet.

You can find my artwork at immysmith.com and print products at http://www.redbubble.com/people/immy

I'm part of Imagining Science, a living art-science collaborative. You can find us all at imaginingscience.com
libutron:

Malachite by usageology 
Locality: Lubambashi Mine, Shaba ZaireSize: Slab is 3.6 inches across.

libutron:

Malachite by usageology 

Locality: Lubambashi Mine, Shaba Zaire
Size: Slab is 3.6 inches across.

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astronomy-to-zoology:

A Prince Axel’s Wonderfish (Thaumatichthys axeli) blinking its lure.
Video source

astronomy-to-zoology:

A Prince Axel’s Wonderfish (Thaumatichthys axeli) blinking its lure.

Video source

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ichthyologist:

Glow Worm (Arachnocampa richardsae)
Glow worms produce silk threads lined with drops of mucus that dangle from overhangs. The glow worm produces bioluminescence, attracting insects that get ensnared in the sticky mucus drops. When the prey is caught, the glow worm pulls it up and feeds.
© via flickr

ichthyologist:

Glow Worm (Arachnocampa richardsae)

Glow worms produce silk threads lined with drops of mucus that dangle from overhangs. The glow worm produces bioluminescence, attracting insects that get ensnared in the sticky mucus drops. When the prey is caught, the glow worm pulls it up and feeds.

© via flickr

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rodluff:

Thanks everyone for the support during the Spring Sale. Today is the last chance to get 20-25% off everything, including originals, framed originals and prints at www.rodluff.storenvy.comWhen you check out, enter coupon code- hooters Cheers! New art coming soon, sorry for the ads 

rodluff:

Thanks everyone for the support during the Spring Sale. Today is the last chance to get 20-25% off everything, including originals, framed originals and prints at www.rodluff.storenvy.com
When you check out, enter coupon code- hooters 
Cheers! New art coming soon, sorry for the ads 

— 1 week ago with 17 notes
libutron:

Mycena chlorophos | ©Steve Axford
The bioluminescent mushrooms Mycena clorophos (Mycenaceae) emit a pale green light in the dark. At daylight these fungi are pale brownish-grey.

libutron:

Mycena chlorophos | ©Steve Axford

The bioluminescent mushrooms Mycena clorophos (Mycenaceae) emit a pale green light in the dark. At daylight these fungi are pale brownish-grey.

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explore-blog:

A visual compendium of bioluminescent creatures by Seattle-based artist Eleanor Lutz, reminiscent of Ernest Haeckel’s pioneering drawings from the early 1900s. Also available as a poster.
Pair with the first poem published in a scientific journal, an ode to bioluminescence. 
(via Visually)

explore-blog:

A visual compendium of bioluminescent creatures by Seattle-based artist Eleanor Lutz, reminiscent of Ernest Haeckel’s pioneering drawings from the early 1900s. Also available as a poster.

Pair with the first poem published in a scientific journal, an ode to bioluminescence

(via Visually)

— 2 weeks ago with 1543 notes