When opportunities arise....
While I was working at the residency this summer, I often wondered to myself how I would continue to do this kind of work back home in my own practice. In my previous post, I blogged about the things I wanted to accomplish with the prints from my bacteria paintings. Which is moderately satisfying. I haven't had the time to accomplish any work with the prints yet. I know that I will make time for it in the future, however, I just don't feel motivated enough to start with it yet. There's something about sitting in front of a computer for an excessive amount of time that drives me insane. And luckily I have had an amazing opportunity arise.
A friend of mine, mentioned my name to a new biology faculty member on campus when he expressed interest in having an artist work in his new lab. Dr. Ashley Seifert does research on regenerative growth on salamanders. He was a photo minor in undergrad and is interested in bio-art as an emerging field and conversation. He has offered me the chance to work in his lab as an artist. (I'll also be receiving credit towards my degree as well.) I am so excited about making more "bio-art". Also about being surrounded by a group of scientists/biology students to engage in conversation with about whatever I find interesting in the lab. I'm not sure what I will be working on first in the lab but I have been brainstorming quite a bit. The lab will be up and running in a couple weeks. In the meantime, I will be working on a proposal and trying to work with my prints from SVA and whatever else I happen to start on.
I am a contemporary artist focused on the intersection of art and science in Lexington, KY.