When I crowd funded part of my wood fall research, Immy Smith reached out to me about painting some of the life that occurs on these unique habitats.
Immy Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, interested in biological and surreal imagery. She is currently a visiting artist at Herbarium RNG. Immy combines textural graphite drawing, painting and collage, with colourful images from natural history. In storytelling through art, she pools peculiar combinations of objects and associations of form. Immy previously worked investigating how potential plant-derived medicines affect isolated human brain cells, and she is heavily influenced by exploring the biology behind shape and function of cells and organisms. With her PhD in pharmacology, Immy considers her scientific and artistic practices to be integrated with each other; making art is an experiment, and scientific research can only be developed with imagination. Art can ask open-ended subjective questions about how we relate to science and our environment; therefore art and science allow us to explore our world more fully and imaginatively when applied together.
Immy just recently sent me the artwork she created and gave me permission to share it with DSN readers. Please go check out her website for more wonderful works.