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July 28, 2013: Zebrafish

Zebrafish, beginning

Zebrafish, beginnings

Playing with microscopy images of zebrafish.  A freshwater fish belonging to the minnow family, zebrafish are often used in scientific research. I love the image colors, so I’m considering several approaches and more than one piece.

Qutub Lab (http://www.qutublab.rice.edu/) has given permission to use their beautiful cell images in my artwork. I do so with gratitude for their generosity and in awe of their research efforts.

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Photos from July 9, 2013 showing at the Houston Health Museum

Butterfly and the Coneflower

Butterfly and the Coneflower

Cellspace Two

Cellspace Two

It was an evening for students attending the Duke TIP Summer Conference and their parents, a crowd interested in “Exploring New Frontiers in Biomedicine.” Although eight cell artworks were printed, framed and displayed, I captured just a few photographs on site. Next time?

The eight pieces were printed by David Miller of Houston Giclee Printing (http://www.houstongicleeprinting.com/); Unique Arts of Houston (http://www.uniqueartsofhouston.com/) framed them.

Qutub Lab (http://www.qutublab.rice.edu/) has given permission to use their beautiful cell images in my artwork. I do so with gratitude for their generosity and in awe of their research efforts.

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July 4, 2013: Business Card Sampler, Cell Artwork Style

Business Card Sampler

Business Card Sampler

Off to Houston in a few days for cell artwork showings at the Health Museum and the DAVinCI Visualization Wall. It will be the first time I’ve seen the art printed full size (48in by 36in) or on the Wall (cropped and downsampled to 7686px by 4326px). A bit nervous, but grateful and happy.

3D videos of Qutub Lab’s microscopy cell images will be shown on the Wall, as well as the art. Having worked with the cell images for the past six months, I’m eager to see the lab’s videos. They’ll be fascinating and exquisite.

Going forward: I now have access to microscopy images of zebrafish, striped members of the minnow family with see-through embryos. I’ll study the lab’s images before I leave for Houston and, perhaps, I’ll have some art ideas by my return.

Qutub Lab (http://www.qutublab.rice.edu/) has given permission to use their beautiful cell images in my artwork. I do so with gratitude for their generosity and in awe of their research efforts.