Not long ago, the Arts and Sciences shared the same breathing space. Then an inexplicable gulf widened between them. That doesn’t change the fact that da Vinci and Durer had obvious talents for science the same way Copernicus and Pasteur possessed obvious artistic gifts. The technology and knowledge necessary to erect Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence was cutting edge. According to Jacobus van t’Hoff, who won the inaugural Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901, “The most innovative scientists are almost always artists, musicians, or poets.”
Left Brain/Right Brain is our attempt at seeing Art through Science and Science through Art.
1. A Guided Journey Into the Living Forest – The engagement between Nature and human expression stretches back millenia. From Timpuseng cave to Walden, the relationship between the two has borne substantial fruit. The Living Forest (Timber Press), a collaboration between Joan Maloof and Robert Llewellyn belongs to this rich tradition.
2. Real and Irrational: Evan Daniel and the art of π – Evan Daniel is an artist and he is obsessed with π (pi). He’s memorized that famous, non-repeating constant up to digits most people wouldn’t even dream of.
3. Come Together: Julia Buntaine and the SciArt Center – Through her inspired efforts at the SciArt Center, Buntaine has provided artists and scientists with a venue to explore, question, and discover.