The Art of Science 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19)
"Art of Science is an annual exhibition that brings local artists and research scientists working for Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center together in collaborative working partnership. The exhibit showcases state of the art biomedical and public health research along side evocative art inspired by the scientists’ and doctors’ work."
I am very excited to be a part of the Art of Science exhibition this year. The artists' and researchers' work will be on display at Crosstown Arts from May 15th to August 16th. Until the work is displayed opening night, I have added below part of what I wrote for my application for this incredible opportunity:
The symbiotic nature of art and medicine is often overlooked because we learn from a young age that science is analytical, data driven, and rigid in practice and art is the antithesis of that sacred, formulaic way of thinking. But, science and medicine are often more fluid and free flowing creatures than we make them out to be. Just as art is always evolving because of the artists behind the work, science is changing as the people behind the research and the technology push the limits and boundaries of the field. Creativity can have an incredibly useful place in the realm of science. It thrives in tough situations where solutions can’t seem to be found because creativity pushes the mind outside of its regular thinking patterns to dream up those crazy ideas that just might work. Art and science belong together; they can complement existing structures while also propelling each other into the future. Collaboration between artists and scientists, art and medicine, is in its infancy. We have only scratched the surface.