NEWS: State of the Art: An Update.

Above: Plant parts x4 . Biological pop-art on the ‘Warhols’ of the Bioimaging hub. Slide scanned images of plant tissues (various species; transverse sections) courtesy of Dr Tony Hayes, pop-art montage by Marc Isaacs.

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that the main corridor within the bioimaging hub is looking a little nattier these days. We thought it required some brightening up and so have started to adorn its walls with some nice, new A0-sized foamex prints of microscopical images that we’ve generated in-house on the hub’s microscope systems. We’ve tried to select images that showcase the beauty of the unseen microscopic world which reflect the art in science, or ‘SciArt’ as it is now known (see below ref). We hope the images stimulate interest and highlight the state-of-the-art research and research facilities within Cardiff School of Biosciences. No prizes for spotting the artistic influences on some of our ‘works’ : )

AJH

Further reading

Sleigh & Craske (2017) Art and science in the UK: a brief history and critical reflection. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. 42:4, 313-330.

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