What was the inspiration behind your artwork?
My goal is to make science entertaining and accessible. Animation brings to life the complexities of written ideas and captivates an audience with motion and aesthetics. When working on this piece, I wanted to create something that would instigate a bond between the viewer and the nature around them, while highlighting the harsh realities of floristic decline. The piece revolves around a recent study of Baker Woodlot which I found to be extremely relevant to this topic and reifies the need for change.
What do you see as the similarity between science and art? Why is science-art important in today's society?
Science and art are connected by people and our need to create, to contribute, and to communicate.
Get to know the artist!
Hello, my name is Benjamin Mitchell. I am an undergraduate at MSU pursuing a dual degree in (1) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and (2) History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science with a minor in bioethics.