By Liz Martin-Silverstone, Multimedia Editor & Outreach Team
If you have been watching the Science Borealis Twitter stream for the last few days you may have wondered what this #SciArt tweet storm was all about.
The group over at Scientific American’s Symbiartic started the #SciArt tweet storm last year, in hopes of connecting scientific artists with each other, the public and potential clients. The effort was successful, resulting in nearly 29000 tweets of #SciArt in just one week.
This year has also been extremely successful in showing off a variety of different media. Artists have showcased everything from technical scientific illustration and cartoons to fashion-forward dresses featuring Fibonacci sequences. It’s been a dazzling display of chemistry, nature, palaeontology, astronomy, cellular biology and much more.
One thing I loved about it is that I was able to connect with a number of fantastic Canadian sciartists. If you want to follow or check out some of these artists, I’ve made a Twitter List of them.
There are far too many great examples to post here, but below are some of my favourite pieces from the talented Canadian #SciArt posts this week:
— Elaine Whittaker (@elainetwsalt) March 2, 2016
— Ele Willoughby (@minouette) March 2, 2016
— The Chemist Tree (@chemisttreeshop) March 2, 2016
— Jen Burgess (@jenburgessart) March 2, 2016
— Cara Gibson (@CaraGraphic) March 1, 2016
— Emily S. Damstra (@EmilyDamstra) March 3, 2016
— Dino Pulerà (@dpulera) March 2, 2016
— INVIVO (@INVIVOcom) March 2, 2016
— Spongelab (@Spongelab) March 1, 2016
— Vance Williams (@vancew) March 1, 2016
— the vexed muddler (@vexedmuddler) March 1, 2016
— Glendon Mellow (@FlyingTrilobite) March 3, 2016
— ROM Palaeontology (@ROMPalaeo) March 3, 2016
Finally, this one’s not Canadian, but I couldn’t resist. The cartoon sums up how science and art feed each other. #SciArt is just one example of how they work together and is a fantastic way to communicate scientific ideas and draw people in.
— Bird and Moon (@RosemaryMosco) March 2, 2016
Now get out there and support our local scientific artists!
*Header image credit: @symbiartic #sciart