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Using art to document the natural world

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 4:26 PM by Betsy Grabinski

One of the artists in the current Full Steam Ahead exhibition is Kimberly Moss; she is also an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture in the College of Design. She is also the coordinator of the Biological/Pre-medical Illustration Program. Her artwork brings together her science background with her artistic visions.

Moss created one of the signature works of art in the exhibition titled Response to Stimulus. The glass illumination depicts the hippocampus of the human brain, visualizing the physical link between cognition and emotion states. Originally part of a 3-piece series, its purpose is to offer an alternative format to traditional medical visuals.

"Working at the intersection of science and art, art is a lens I use to connect with, investigate, and document the natural world and biological processes," said Moss. "My art is also a vehicle I employ to unfold and re-envision scientific content so that it may become educational accessible, and meaningful to others."

Full Steam Ahead runs through June 28 is the Reiman Gallery (lower level) of the Christian Petersen Art Museum in Morrill Hall.

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