artologica

Artologica

Washington, D.C., United States · 2014 Sales

artologica

Artologica

Washington, D.C., United States 2014 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(239)

Announcement   Paintings, collages, ornaments and silk scarves inspired by SCIENCE!
Follow me on Twitter @artologica

Announcement
Last updated on Oct 22, 2015

Paintings, collages, ornaments and silk scarves inspired by SCIENCE!
Follow me on Twitter @artologica

Michele Banks

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Michele Banks

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(239)
wgriggs1

wgriggs1 on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the second one of these I've purchased and I love them both. Definitely unique & cute! Thank you.

magaidhbhan

magaidhbhan on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful scarf! The researcher this was a gift for absolutely loved it. Thanks so much!

Monica Tomaszewski

Monica Tomaszewski on Jul 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

As usual, Artologica delivers with the beautiful wearability and art of her products. I keep coming back to this store, not only because I love what she produces, but because what she produces is amazing and scientifically relevant. I love being able to take off my scarf and point out the different things happening in each petri dish.

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Updates

Just listed some new little mitosis watercolors

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Beauty and brains! This luxurious silk scarf features paintings of neurons. It's a perfect geek chic gift.

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About

Inspired by science, expressed in paint

I've been a professional artist for over a decade, selling my work at festivals and in galleries. I was intrigued by biological images, and I painted lots of them, but I wanted to connect with a geekier audience than I was finding at festivals. In 2010, I decided to try expanding online. Things started a little slowly, but once I was featured in some science blogs, word started getting around about the woman who paints cells and viruses.

Once I got connected with some scientists and bloggers on twitter, a great dialogue began, with ideas and images pouring in and artwork pouring out.

Friends had been suggesting to me for years that I put my artwork on fabric, so in 2012, I decided to try making some scarves based on my paintings. Luckily, my friend Alison was already producing gorgeous scarves for museums and high end shops. She helped guide me through the process, and now scarves are a big part of my business.

The scarves are the only things in my shop not fully handmade by me. I paint the picture, get it photographed professionally, photoshop it to the right dimensions, and have the image digitally printed on silk. It's a fairly long and expensive process, which is why I can't take orders for one-of-a-kind scarves.

In addition to the scarves, I've been making little paintings in petri dishes for two years now. They're great as Christmas ornaments or just to hang on a wall.

In addition to painting sciencey stuff, I blog weekly about science and art at TheFinchandPea.com, a group blog focusing on the intersection of science and culture, and I tweet @artologica.

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  • Michele Banks

    Owner, Maker

    I'm a painter and collage artist based in Washington, DC. Most of my work is inspired by the beauty and wonder of science. I'm a full-time artist - in addition to selling on etsy, I show and sell my work at festivals and in galleries.

Manufacturers
  • Middle Kingdom Inc

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Middle Kingdom was founded by husband and wife team Bo Jia and Alison Alten Jia in 1998. They design and make fine porcelains and bespoke silk scarves for clients including the MFA Boston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Field Museum.

Local

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  • Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show

    Pa Chautauqua,

    Mount Gretna, PA

    Aug 20–21

    A nationally-ranked show featuring 160 fine artists and crafters in a wide range of media

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
I love to paint. So instead of painting one picture and making loads of prints, my preferred mode is to sell that one and make another. So each piece is unique.

This is cool because you own the only one in existence : )

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Refunds and Exchanges
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