artologica

Artologica

Washington, D.C. · 2426 Sales

artologica

Artologica

Washington, D.C. 2426 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(278)

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

Pyramidal Neuron  Silk Chiffon Scarf - Black
Pyramidal Neuron Silk Chiffon Scarf - Black
$60.00
Portrait in Cells - Silk Chiffon Scarf
Portrait in Cells - Silk Chiffon Scarf
$60.00
Pyramidal Neuron  Silk Charmeuse Scarf - Cream
Pyramidal Neuron Silk Charmeuse Scarf - Cream
$75.00
Dark Parasite: Ink painting on Yupo (poly paper)
Dark Parasite: Ink painting on Yupo (poly paper)
$95.00
US Overnight shipping
US Overnight shipping
$14.00
Citrus Mitosis Silk Scarf
Citrus Mitosis Silk Scarf
$60.00
SALE Red Blood Cells Silk Charmeuse Scarf
SALE Red Blood Cells Silk Charmeuse Scarf
$45.00
Portrait in Cells -  Silk Charmeuse Scarf
Portrait in Cells - Silk Charmeuse Scarf
$75.00
Pyramidal Neuron  Silk Chiffon Scarf - Cream
Pyramidal Neuron Silk Chiffon Scarf - Cream
$60.00
Rainbow of Petri Dishes  -  Silk Charmeuse Scarf
Rainbow of Petri Dishes - Silk Charmeuse Scarf
$75.00
Cosmic Exploration Silk Chiffon Scarf
Cosmic Exploration Silk Chiffon Scarf
$60.00
Startled Nude: Ink painting on Yupo (poly paper)
Startled Nude: Ink painting on Yupo (poly paper)
$95.00
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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(278)
bettinathenomad

bettinathenomad on Jun 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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The painting is beautiful and my husband loves it! Everything went smoothly. Thanks Michele!

hanoverian1

hanoverian1 on Jun 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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This scarf is the coolest idea! I love that this is both a beautiful scarf on the surface and a neat way of showing a love of biology at the same time. The colors are really pretty and even someone who doesn't realize what the pattern is would love it, and it is all the more awesome once you realize what you are looking at!

hanoverian1

hanoverian1 on Jun 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Both beautiful and fun, my husband and I are looking forward to adding this to our tree this Christmas.

lguterman

lguterman on May 26, 2017

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Oh my word, is this beautiful!

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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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  • 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.

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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