artologica

Artologica

Washington, D.C. · 2460 Sales

artologica

Artologica

Washington, D.C. 2460 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(283)

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

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 7, 2016

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

Michele Banks

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Michele Banks

Blue Morula  - original watercolor - cell biology
Blue Morula - original watercolor - cell biology
$50.00
Gel Electrophoresis Silk Chiffon Scarf
Gel Electrophoresis Silk Chiffon Scarf
$60.00
Neuron Dots Silk Charmeuse Scarf - Blue on White
Neuron Dots Silk Charmeuse Scarf - Blue on White
$75.00
Pyramidal Neuron  Silk Chiffon Scarf - Red
Pyramidal Neuron Silk Chiffon Scarf - Red
$60.00
Blue Brain Cells Silk Scarf
Blue Brain Cells Silk Scarf
$60.00
Black and White Mitosis Silk Scarf
Black and White Mitosis Silk Scarf
$60.00
Black Petri Dishes Silk Chiffon Scarf
Black Petri Dishes Silk Chiffon Scarf
$60.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(283)
MsProfessor

MsProfessor on Jul 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is fantastic. Another happy addition to the science artwork in my office. Thanks!

MsProfessor

MsProfessor on Jul 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Even more gorgeous than shown in the photo, and was packed extremely well. Perfect for my office. Thanks!

Hunterchick1

Hunterchick1 on Jul 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This and another painting (Biofantasty 3) were part of a care package, and I could not be happier with my gifts. The watercolours are beautiful. Thank you!

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Updates

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

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Neuron Dots Silk Charmeuse Scarf - Blue on White
Neuron Dots Silk Charmeuse Scarf - Blue on White
$75.00

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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Shop members

  • 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.

Production partners

  • Middle Kingdom Inc

    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

Find artologica at the following upcoming markets!

  • 17th Street Festival
    17th & Corcoran
    WASHINGTON, D.C.

    Aug 26

    Since 2010, the 17th Street Festival celebrates 17th Street and its diversity of restaurants and retailers. The festival features an entertainment stage, including djs, dance troupes, bands, and drag performances throughout the day. There are 100 vendors, with more than 50 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between. Other vendors include area nonprofit organizations, politicians, entrepreneurs, and local businesses. The kids zone has activities for children, including a moon bounce, ball crawl, face painting, and games throughout the day. The pet zone brings together pooches, and other four legged creatures, from around the neighborhood to shop or adopt a pet.

  • Downtown Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival
    Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store
    5121 Baltimore Ave
    HYATTSVILLE, MD

    Sep 23

    Enjoy over 100 exhibiting artists and artisans, Maryland breweries, food trucks and vendors, and live entertainment, block by block in Downtown Hyattsville. An estimated 5,000 people will attend this free-to-the-public, family-friendly event. http://www.hyattsvillearts.com With a new venue incorporating 3 city blocks of downtown Hyattsville, “Arts & Ales” will take place on Sat, Sept. 23rd, 2017, from 12pm-6pm. The juried festival will feature over 100 participants: exhibiting artists, Maryland craft breweries, food vendors, as well as a variety of performances, including music and dance. The festival is expected to attract 5,000 visitors. The event is free and family-friendly. Tasting passes (ages 21+) are $25 in advance online and can also be purchased at the gate for $30.

  • Art on the Avenue
    Del Ray Artisan Market
    2050 Mount Vernon Avenue
    ALEXANDRIA, VA

    Oct 7

    A multicultural Arts and Music Festival. Mt Vernon Avenue is closed for this event. Lots of food, music and vendors.

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 : )

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