Langley Anderson and Stefan Meichtry
Langley Anderson, MFA in Studio Art from Radford University, Radford, VA. Artist and instructor at Radford University; Stefan Meichtry, Switzerland, Chemical Engineer with a background in forensic analysis. Mainly microscopy, FT-IR and SEM (GSR). Interested in SEM-coloring- SciArt and AIArt.
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What was the inspiration behind your artwork?
I have always been fascinated by the alluring forms of nature. The intricate detail of their structure seems to parallel the elements and principles of art and design. I felt compelled to further explore this relationship between science and art.
I collaborated with Stefan Meichtry, a chemical engineer in Switzerland, who provided the scanning electron microscope images of a fly. I digitally enhanced the subject’s space with expressionistic hues.
Together our work expresses a mutualism between science and art and displays the inherent beauty of nature in a new way.
If Andy Warhol and Vincent van Gogh would drink Absinthe together they would probably come up with a similar interpretation of SEM-images… However, there were no drugs involved in the production of these images. Just some chocolate. And Swiss chocolate is now on the way to the USA in order to break the transatlantic barrier in a sweet way.
What do you see as the similarity between science and art? Why is science-art important in today’s society?
I see nature as art and nature as science, so why can't science be art!
It is important to visualize things to understand them better.
To see or not to see is just a question of magnification with the right resolution...sometimes beauty is in the eye of a bee holder and sometimes in the eye of a fly...
Blending science and art helps the viewer to see science.