Art and Science: Three Blogs You Should Follow


I have written about the relationship between art and science before. With the 2013 Scientific Images Contest opening on the horizon, the subject has been on my mind lately.

I come across the intersection of these two worlds on a daily basis. Mostly through several blogs I follow on social media. These blogs do a fantastic job of curating the work of artists, photographers and designers, and often showcase creations with a scientific bent. Here are three of my favorite sites. I hope they inspire, engage and delight you, as well!

Colossal Blog

Colossal is edited by Christopher Jobson, a Chicago resident with a highly artistic eye. His blog features the “visual ingenuity” of artists across the globe, making Colossal a one-stop shop for art enthusiasts. And, many of Jobson’s finds are inspired by science and nature. From root sculptures to macro shots of shimmering spiders to the human anatomy constructed from paper or felt, artists featured on Colossal draw inspiration from the world around them. Find Colossal on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.


My Modern Met is where “where art enthusiasts and trendspotters connect over creative ideas.” The collaborative creation of several dedicated bloggers, the site also invites readers to submit links to work they find interesting or inspiring. Peruse the posts for science-inspired creations, like paper sculptures that mimic patterns found in nature, indoor clouds and breathtaking shots of the night sky. You can also visit their shop to purchase copies of your favorite works of art. Find My Modern Metropolis on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.

Twisted Sifter

Though not solely devoted to art, Twisted Sifter definitely has design in mind. Curated by Ben Matthew Wong, the site aims “to sift, sort and summarize the best of the visual Web to keep you up-to-date and in the know.” Quite the task! But, Wong definitely delivers. If you’d like a quick summary of the week’s Web happenings, check out The Shirk Report. I usually head straight for the Sci/Tech and Nature/Space sections. Here you’ll find art in self-assembling nano flowers, 3D faces printed from DNA and sculptures made from honeycomb. Find Twisted Sifter on Facebook and Twitter.

Do you have a favorite blog that explores art and science? Let us know in the comments below or send us a tweet @SiSNorthwestern 




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