Ask me anything   I’m an artist and scientist. Its an interdisciplinary life for me. The oddest things in nature, and the cells under my microscope, inspire me to make art. I'm interested in the overlapping places where scientific concepts, biological images, and surreal art meet.

My art-diary is on tumblr - http://unquantifiedamount.tumblr.com/
You can find my artwork here http://www.redbubble.com/people/immy
And I'm part of Imagining Science, a living art-science collaborative. You can find us all at imaginingscience.com
michelleanderst:

Featuring two species of lichen contained in a protozoa vase. 
oil on canvas, 16”x16”
www.MichelleAnderst.com

michelleanderst:

Featuring two species of lichen contained in a protozoa vase. 

oil on canvas, 16”x16”

www.MichelleAnderst.com

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bpod-mrc:

17 July 2014
Climatic Kidney Stones
This is not a bouquet of flowers or a strange succulent plant. It’s a kidney stone, pictured using a scanning electron microscope…
…Kidney stones are usually formed when waste products in the blood, such as calcium, ammonia and uric acid, form crystals inside the kidneys.
Written by Nick Kennedy
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Image by Steve GschmeissnerScience Photo LibraryAny re-use of this image must be authorised by Science Photo LibraryResearch published in Environmental Health Perspectives, July 2014

bpod-mrc:

17 July 2014

Climatic Kidney Stones

This is not a bouquet of flowers or a strange succulent plant. It’s a kidney stone, pictured using a scanning electron microscope

…Kidney stones are usually formed when waste products in the blood, such as calcium, ammonia and uric acid, form crystals inside the kidneys.

Written by Nick Kennedy

Image by Steve Gschmeissner
Science Photo Library
Any re-use of this image must be authorised by Science Photo Library
Research published in Environmental Health Perspectives, July 2014

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bijoux-et-mineraux:

Dioptase - Mindouli District, DR Congo (Zaire)

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Dioptase - Mindouli District, DR Congo (Zaire)

(Source: crystalclassics.co.uk)

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biocanvas:

Human cortical neural stem cells
Cortical neurons are located in the cerebral cortex of the brain, a region responsible for memory, thought, language, and consciousness. Neural stem cells are “immature” cells committed to become neurons and helper cells of the brain. Neurons are the liaison between our brain and the world. When we eat a lemon, neurons connected to our taste buds tell the brain that it’s sour. Messages from the brain can also be sent elsewhere, as when neurons command muscles to contract while lifting a heavy object.
Image by Kimmy Lorrain, BrainCells, Inc.

biocanvas:

Human cortical neural stem cells

Cortical neurons are located in the cerebral cortex of the brain, a region responsible for memory, thought, language, and consciousness. Neural stem cells are “immature” cells committed to become neurons and helper cells of the brain. Neurons are the liaison between our brain and the world. When we eat a lemon, neurons connected to our taste buds tell the brain that it’s sour. Messages from the brain can also be sent elsewhere, as when neurons command muscles to contract while lifting a heavy object.

Image by Kimmy Lorrain, BrainCells, Inc.

(Source: promo.gelifesciences.com, via scienceyoucanlove)

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"Anatomy of Clouds" - Mixed media collaboration, Immy Smith & Scott Mantooth

"Anatomy of Clouds" - Mixed media collaboration, Immy Smith & Scott Mantooth

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#automatic drawing  #surreal  #collage  #graphite  #color pencil  #Colour Pencil  #insomnia 
mineralogasm:

Mordenite from Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India

mineralogasm:

Mordenite from Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India

(Source: mindat.org)

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‘Apophenia #03’ - Mixed media (on handmade card from Scott Mantooth)
This is the kind of mood my brain is in today. Possibly due to having food poisoning. But hey… 
Apophenia is the tendency of the human brain to see meaningful patterns in random data. Famous examples would include the face on mars and the likeness of jesus on a waffle (examples of a type of aphophenia called pareidolia.) I have a tendency to perceive biological patterns in the surface of paper.
http://www.redbubble.com/people/immy/works/9801077-apophenia-03?p=art-print 

Apophenia #03’ - Mixed media (on handmade card from Scott Mantooth)

This is the kind of mood my brain is in today. Possibly due to having food poisoning. But hey… 

Apophenia is the tendency of the human brain to see meaningful patterns in random data. Famous examples would include the face on mars and the likeness of jesus on a waffle (examples of a type of aphophenia called pareidolia.) I have a tendency to perceive biological patterns in the surface of paper.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/immy/works/9801077-apophenia-03?p=art-print 

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#art  #automatic drawing  #surreal  #apophenia  #ink  #graphite  #handmade