I recently came across some works by Jessica Lloyd-Jones. She merges art, science and technology into sculpture and various installations. Her anatomical neon collection uses blown glass containing neon lights and were inspired by biological electrical and the presence of natural electrical activity in our human body. Inert gases are encapsulated to give the different coloured effects. She describes anatomical neon on her website:
“Brain Wave conveys neurological processing activity as a kinetic and sensory, physical phenomena through its display of moving electric plasma. Optic Nerve shows a similar effect, more akin to the blood vessels of the eye and with a front ‘lens’ magnifiying the movement and the intensity of light. Heart is a representation of the human heart illuminated by still red neon gas. Electric Lungs is a more technically intricate structure with xenon gas spreading through its passage ways, communicating our human unawareness of the trace gases we inhale in our breathable atmosphere. “
I’m blown away how incredible this collection is and making me excited for the coming few months. I finally finished my Honours Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and Gene, Genetics, and Biotechnology a few weeks ago. But to be honest, I feel exhausted from the amount of work I’ve been doing the past four years. Not to mention, the fingernail biting period back in March waiting to know if I got into the masters I decided to only apply for. Graduating in June is bittersweet but I’m looking forward to my professional masters in Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto. I can’t wait to start showcasing my own integration of science and art. Look forward to future posts that might wow you and my journey in getting down and dirty with nifty and creativity.