The natural world offers a plethora of inspiration and ideas. The pebble etchings by Fiona Watson are great examples of mixing science, art and nature. Watson is fascinated by the patterns and forms in nature, which led her to study Biological Sciences at Leicester University. After several years of working for various medical journals, Watson eventually studied printmaking to create a perfect blend of science and art.
I can relate to her two passions. I love when art meshes with different disciplines, and my favorite combination is science and art. Before going forward with my art and textiles degree I debated about pursuing biological sciences. I may have gotten paid better, but I would have messed up the math and experiments! I'll stick with creating my own art experiments, but the science world is still very fascinating to me. I would love to sit in on a biology class...just to listen and be inspired.
Thursday, August 7, 2008