I’ve been making art for almost two decades now, most of it inspired by developments in science. But it was impossible for me as an artist, an American, and a proud resident of Washington, DC, not to be affected by the political turmoil of the past year. I’ve been protesting my heart out, and eventually I channeled my anger, despair and hope into Zone of Resistance, a mixed-media piece (watercolor, plastic and resin), inspired by the pattern that forms when antibiotics meet pathogens in a petri dish. (i don’t want to over-explain it, but that’s pink power overcoming the harmful bacteria). I hope to show it at an exhibition in DC next month, and a companion piece called Zone of Inhibition, considering threats to free speech, is in the works.
You can find more of my microbe-inspired art here.