She Blinded Me With Art and Science

I have to extend a fist bump (my dad’s favorite form of communication) to my friends who provided me both with this post’s title and the subject.

I’ve long been intrigued by the interlacing of science and the arts. Especially because on a personal level science can often inform my sense of creativity and curiosity.

Antarctic Tidal Rhythms - Nathalie Miebach

Artist Nathalie Miebach converts very real and informative scientific data into intricate visual, physical representations of patterns associated with tides, sea and air temperatures, moon phases, wind speed, etc.

Jordan Basin Buoy - Nathalie Miebach

According to Miebach:

“My work focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Using the methodologies and processes of both disciplines, I translate scientific data related to astronomy, ecology and meteorology woven sculptures.”

Nathalie also take this fascinating idea a step further translating certain sets of data into both sculpture and music:

External Weather, Internal Storms - Nathalie Miebach

Click the musical score below to hear the performance of the piece – it is surprisingly beautiful

To learn more, visit Nathalie Miebach’s website

For more places where art and science co-comingle:

Art of Science

Seed Magazine – Science Needs to Find a Place for the Arts

NPR Special Series: Where Science Meets Art

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