This world remains mysterious, but what’s more mysterious is the way one’s mind perceives the world. Every passing minute, numerous thoughts cross our mind- some colorful, some black and white, some with an element of joy and others with a dash of sorrow- but they all are a product of what we perceive. The way we convey these ideas, swirling in our minds, forms our expressions. And when these expressions reveal the inner-self and cerebration in a creative manner, they become art.
I have often found myself torn between the world of science and art, one of the first times being the moment of decision for the pursuit of my career. I loved both but, as is the truth, could not pursue both simultanously. I picked science; and now that I can call myself a scientist, I can confidently say that science is really a form of art and art is many times either science or borrows elements of science. So really, I never departed from my love of art, I made it my profession in the form of science and didn’t realize it for a long time. If art is the expression of the internal thought process, then what better a way to express them by turning it to a material object. I would not refrain from calling a computer program or a tissue culture or an internal combustion engine, works of art. All art gains value as it gets old, and the same goes with technology- ever tried buying old cars, first generation computers or original drawings by some famous scientist? I even came across companies, during my random web searches, that sell prints/posters of patents of popular technology as wall art. The images taken for scientific purposes- whether they are the pictures of the earth from space or a microorganism or a bright fluorescent microscope if cells- can be called artwork just because of their sheer beauty and the joy and awe they bring to the onlooker. I took the following pictures using a polarized optical microscope of liquid-crysals and while they depict some important properties of the materials I was visualizing, I would call nothing less than art that can be displayed on a large print on a wall somewhere.
In the same way, science lends quite a bit to to to the world of conventional art. There would not be any paintings if no one put the science of colors and pigments to practice. Whether we think about it or not, the music we enjoy so much is a product of the propagation of sound waves through various media and has been studies extensively over the years to perfect the musical instruments. The movies are the prime art form today’s generation recognizes and enjoys and all that is possible because science has been hard at work to develop the best cameras, visual effects, and the equipment for those amazing action scenes we all enjoy among other things.
I have loved my science and art world from the jump and now I want to share my views about them with the world. I decided to begin my blog by sharing my views about art and some actual science-art that I have produced. In the coming posts, I will write about creativity and art that spurs my interest- from the world of science, nature, visual arts, performing arts, literature or any other art form I find along the way; and may be drop-in to talk about the current affairs sometimes too. Thank you for reading my premiere post and if you like where I am going, please stay tuned for more!