Why science and art?

Art and science are often viewed as being unrelated and yet have many commonalities. Both use nonlinear discovery processes starting out with an idea or technique that lead to a journey often filled with dead ends and changing goals or surprising results. Also both are based on intense seeing, a way of observing evidence that generates empirical information.

Edward O. Wilson relates to art and science in his book Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge: “…science explains feeling, while art transmits it”- but even more important, “the common property of science and art is the transmission of information…and…the respective modes of transmission in science and art can be made logically equivalent.”

Sigrid has a small illustration and design studio, SciStories, LLC. located in the Boston MetroWest focusing on science and medical visualization. Her work is featured in many journals including covers of Science, Nature and Cell. Prior to owning her own business, Sigrid was a visual designer for the Broad Institute in Boston and medical illustrator/animator for StayWell Custom Communications in Atlanta.

Sigrid received a Masters of Science in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia and certification from the Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators in 2008. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho and studied a summer semester painting at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. As a German native, Sigrid has spent the last 20 years in the United States and is fully bilingual. She is a professional member of AIGA, AMI and AEIMS.

When Sigrid is not in her studio, she often spends time with her husband and two children or pursues her lifelong passion for realism, oil painting and reading about art and science.

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