Beautiful Wood Fall Art from Immy Smith

Artwork provided courtesy of Immy Smith.  No reproduction without permission.

Artwork provided courtesy of Immy Smith. No reproduction without permission.

When I crowd funded part of my wood fall research, Immy Smith reached out to me about painting some of the life that occurs on these unique habitats.

Immy Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, interested in biological and surreal imagery. She is currently a visiting artist at Herbarium RNG. Immy combines textural graphite drawing, painting and collage, with colourful images from natural history. In storytelling through art, she pools peculiar combinations of objects and associations of form. Immy previously worked investigating how potential plant-derived medicines affect isolated human brain cells, and she is heavily influenced by exploring the biology behind shape and function of cells and organisms. With her PhD in pharmacology, Immy considers her scientific and artistic practices to be integrated with each other; making art is an experiment, and scientific research can only be developed with imagination. Art can ask open-ended subjective questions about how we relate to science and our environment; therefore art and science allow us to explore our world more fully and imaginatively when applied together.

Artwork provided courtesy of Immy Smith.  No reproduction without permission.

Artwork provided courtesy of Immy Smith. No reproduction without permission.

Immy just recently sent me the artwork she created and gave me permission to share it with DSN readers. Please go check out her website for more wonderful works.

Artwork provided courtesy of Immy Smith.  No reproduction without permission.

Artwork provided courtesy of Immy Smith. No reproduction without permission.

WoodfallSnail2

Artwork provided courtesy of Immy Smith. No reproduction without permission.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





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One comment on “Beautiful Wood Fall Art from Immy Smith
  1. Immy’s works look absolutely amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it. She offers a different perspective of things, which keeps her work interesting. Keep up the awesome work!

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