What was the inspiration behind your artwork?
I wanted to share the beauty and the diversity of a single plant species.
What do you see as the similarity between science and art? Why is science-art important in today's society?
I believe scientist are artist in a sense. We must think creatively, making decisions that will result in something beautiful, something new, and something impactful. We have a lot to learn from artists, we must share our work in ways other than scientific writing, making it accessible to the public. Science-art is an amazing resource of science communication.
Get to know the artist!
Hi I am McKena Lipham, a current graduate student working with Dr. Robert VanBuren in the Horticulture department. I am an IMPACTS trainee in the Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology program here at MSU.
Get in touch!
Follow McKena on Twitter: @McKenaLWilson