Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The New Strain



Ever since we talked about Art in Science my mind has been wandering to thoughts of science combining with art to create dynamic and thought-provoking works. The pieces by Julie Davidow indulge this delight even more.

Davidow says, "I am a frustrated scientist collecting specimens of the organic and inorganic worlds, motivated to create art by an endless curiosity for the natural sciences, the systems that govern its functions, and the relationship of those systems colliding with man's coexistence and interference." Davidow explores these relationships through painting, drawing, and wall installations of biomorphic shapes. I enjoy Davidow's recent paintings, like The New Strain, which introduce more fluorescent colors and reference the built environments that intrude on natural ecosystems.

Tomorrow I'll post a piece I did in the past to build on this topic of science and art. Notice the science working around you today...maybe it will inspire a new thought!

30 comments:

porter hovey said...

Ohhh!! These are just sooo cool. Really diggin' them!

Stephanie said...

Really interesting - they do look like crystalline growths. Very cool.

erin said...

Awesome find! Love, love, love!

Flora D said...

thanks for your comment -nice blog too!

ThePeachTree said...

So she's an artist and a thought poet :) Word.

blazedanielle said...

Pretty!!! :) Great post!

Jan said...

Very very unique. I love the forms a lot. It is always in the details, and this proves it.

jess gonacha said...

geez louise, these are amazing!! great post, as always. :)

Jude said...

I love how the lines bleed off the page onto the wall. ☺

Julia said...

I can't wait to see what you've done in the past :) THese images are quite extraordinary!

design for mankind. said...

OH I LOVE THIS NEW TOPIC! :)

So excited for tomorrow's post. And I am a HUGE fan of Julie Davidow! :)

Simple Answer said...

I dunno. Kinda creeps me out. I think that has grown in my fridge.

aimee said...

i've definitely seen that in my fridge! a perfect blend of art and science!

Kelly C. said...

i love these. this topic fascinates me endlessly. go on!!

please sir said...

You guys crack me up - I guess even mold can be pretty!

...love Maegan said...

your banner is TO DIE FOR! it's really great.

Courtney said...

your posts always inspire new thoughts for me!

naphtali said...

wow - it's really amazing/interesting looking! I can't wait to see your piece!!

Ashley L. said...

ooooh! i like these :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

such a savvy painting. i am so inspried by art and design sites i have visited i begin a painting of my niece today. then i got a headach from the oil paint fume.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh yeah I really love these pieces!

Sandra Ree said...

Wow!

Victoria said...

Great post, these are wonderful!
Really looking forward to seeing your piece, and the continuing theme of the marriage of art and science!

Camille said...

I can't decide how much I like these...they are interesting and I like the color.

Science offers a vast amount of inspiration for art and the two are so closely linked.

Stephanie Ryan said...

You find the coolest stuff!

Milena said...

Absolutely delightful. I love his connection between art and science. Did you see "What the Bleep?" where that scientist created water crystals which were "fed" love vs. hate and the differences between them?

I'm not sure how legit a science experiment that is, but is food for thought.

Vintage Mafia said...

love it! adding you to my blog roll... love your vintage recorder too :-)

Scatterbrain Tal said...

WOW I absolutely think these works are amazing. and Julie's words and ideas are quite inspiring.
Great topic to discuss, there's so much to think about once examining the relationship of art and science. great thinking...

A Print A Day said...

oh i thought they were embroideries at first. it's darn awesome!

Julie Davidow said...

Dear Please Sir - Thank you for the support of my work and sharing it with your fans. Best Regards- Julie Davidow

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