I’ve often joked that I’m a major disappointment to my parents: one is a musician, the other an artist.
I’ve chosen math and science for my career path.
But, I think there is beauty and art in just about everything we do, and certainly, this job requires quite a bit of creativity. That’s probably why I enjoy the products of cell imaging. In this months issue of The Scientist, the article Pixel Perfect was a perfect example of this. A year’s worth of lab imaging submissions, and 4 prize-winning images that will astound you.
Even better was the article “Alive and in Focus“, bringing my lovely viruses into the picture with breakthrough imaging techniques. I giddily pointed out these pictures to my emergency medicine pharmacist husband:
|See that honey? The pink? That’s vaccinia virus!|
|Cannot get over the detail presented here.|
To get the full details, jump over to the full articles by following the links above.
Maybe I can resolve the conflict between my passion and my heritage. Science can be art after all.