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karendegnan1 on Nov 25, 20165 out of 5 stars
Great item for my bio medical student daughter Xmas stocking. Very quickly delivered. Thanks
5 out of 5 stars
Can't wait to give these to my nerdy friends! Quick shipping and sturdy packaging = all the the thumbs up.
5 out of 5 stars
Adorable kitty, cool science, sticks to fridge - good stuff, thanks!
5 out of 5 stars
Shipped very promptly, and packaged well enough to survive an apparent journey twice around the earth before the post office deigned to get it to my doorstep! Absolutely gorgeous print, thank you so much!
Florence on Nov 15, 20164 out of 5 stars
Prompt delivery and I love the art work. My own fault for not checking the card but I wish it said Happy Christmas not Happy Holidays.
NN on Nov 9, 20165 out of 5 stars
Bought as a present for a microbiologist friend! Great print and great colour, looking forward to giving it to her. Science love! <3
siobain on Nov 6, 20165 out of 5 stars
Amazing items, shipped very quickly. Perfect -- the cardstock is very substantial, just as described. Thanks so much!
Science is awesome!
What do scientists see under the microscope? They see the micro-world, as beautiful and intriguing as the stars or space. As a scientist I have been privileged enough to use a microscope and see this tiny world and as an artist I want to share scenes from this world through my art. I turned to linocut because it is a similar technique to histology, which is heavily used in anatomical studies. Both techniques require making fine, deliberate cuts to a hard medium to reveal the desired ‘picture’ underneath. Both techniques also require further processing, staining for histology and inking for linocut, before the final product is revealed. Both techniques can also result in exquisitely beautiful images. My art is aimed at both scientists and the public. I use my scientific expertise (I have a PhD in Infection and Immunity) to ensure that my images are for the most part scientifically accurate. I do sometimes take artistic liberties with scale in order to create intriguing compositions. However, I want to reach beyond scientists. I aim to portray the beauty of anatomical structures or the structures of bacteria and viruses and in doing that I hope to start conversations about art and science. I enjoy discussing science and as a science-artist I feel compelled to share the micro-world so that people can have a deeper understanding of the world they live in. We are surrounded by bacteria and viruses (called microbes), they live on us, and even inside of us. They inhabit every surface and ecosystem of the planet; it is essentially their world, we just live in it. We might as well learn to appreciate microbes, and maybe even love them.
I use both traditional lino and various different vinyls to achieve the effects I'm after. Everything is carved and printed by hand by me. Ink is mixed by me as well and I like to play around with new colors, so if you like a particular color you should buy it, as I'm not likely to print that exact color again.
We (my husband helps with running the shop) are committed to being as sustainable and eco-friendly as artists can be. We try as much as possible to use recycled or sustainable paper goods. Our packaging is also recycled and most of the cello bags are either compostable or biodegradable. And although I use oil inks, I put almost zero waste down the drain. I use no solvents or spirits. Clean-up is done with old t-shirts destined for the trash anyway and vegetable oil and ink/oil is disposed of in the trash.
A scientist and an artist trying to meld the two together and share with the world what I see under the microscope. The micro world is beautiful and I want everyone to see it!
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