Art vs. Science: Painting with Dr. Regina Valluzzi
The brain is said to have two halves: one logical, mathematical, and calculated. The other; emotional, instinctual, artistic. They are not, necessarily, at odds.
For Dr. Regina Valluzzi, working in Polymer Science and Engineering not only informed her love of art, it influenced her very way of working: “Say I was trying to measure the crystal structure of something (which I do many times). First, you grow a crystal, and then you put it in a refractometer, and then you compare that to the model. You take that data you interpreted from the model, get a set of details, and use those to form a picture. There are standard models for how you abstract data…but with those is a tacit knowledge that you already know what you’re looking at. It’s about taking ideas out of the science box and putting them in the art box. Although some of that ease of communication of the science behind them is lost, non-scientists can now understand it. “
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