Resistance to Pressure

To do before the lesson
Bring in an object

In groups of 5, you have 25 minutes to create a SciArt experiment using the objects that the people in your group have brought in. Every object must be used and the experiment should be demonstrated to the class at the end of the given time.

Question: How does the value of an object change when you add a personal story to it?
Prediction: We predicted the value of the object would increase the more personal and emotional the story attached to it was.



What is SciArt?

‘Art and science have long shared a common ground; the ground of boundless inquiry about the nature of our existence. It has only been for the past few decades, however, that artists have turned their creative gaze towards the sciences as their sole source of artistic information, inspiration, and conceptualisation. SciArt, or science-based art, is the avant-garde of the art world, with an increasing number of artists who hold doctorate degrees in the sciences, who are funded by the National Science Foundation, and who hold artistic residencies in scientific institutions such as CERN.’ – Julia Buntaine

When asked to bring in a piece of SciArt, I decided to bring in images of the Cancun Underwater Sculpture Museum (MUSA). The coral reefs in Cancun have received an overwhelming amount of visitors over the years, which has taken it’s toll on the natural areas and ecosystems. MUSA was designed as a unique way to draw people away from the coral reefs and create an artificial one where coral can grow and marine life can breed. MUSA integrates contemporary art and marine life, conveying a message of hope and environmental awareness.


Manchester School of Art

So I have recently started my MA at Manchester School of Art, changing career paths from Graphic Design to Illustration. Or rather enhancing my design by adding Illustration to my skill set!

It is a tough course, and as part of my assessment a running research blog will be submitted… hence I am back again! I will be boring you all about my option module SciArt, which explores the collaboration between science and art and how by working together Scientists and Artists can create wonderful pieces of work. I will also be blogging about my practise modules, where I am looking into the decline of handwriting in a digital age.

Feel free to comment, share or message me to know more about my studies!