Working with Art in the Sciences

Evolving Virus

'Evolving Virus' paintings by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Evolving Virus’ paintings by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Evolving Virus’ paintings – a theme that has been with me for many years and being back in Australia with time in my studio (I have to say it is like having a arts residency since I been overseas for a couple of years) is great to visit these works again.

“You are still working on them.. !!” my son asked as he featured in the initial series in which the paintings were created for an installation and more importantly led to my PhD at the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (ANU). I remember asking my potential supervisor at that time, Professor Susan M. Stocklmayer AO, if I could combine arts and science for my research and luckily she said “yes” and became my supervisor. These works have undergone a few changes since then and it is great to be looking at them with fresh eyes.

'Virus' installation by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Virus’ installation images 2008 by Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Left: Painting, Middle: Video Projection including Kane Stuart, Right: Video Projection including York Stuart)

Video Image: 'Virus' by Eleanor Gates-Stuar

Video Image: ‘Virus’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

It is not that I ever forgot them but my research took some interesting directions, such as FingerCodes, StellrScope, Under the Surface and more recently Orchids. Even though I love being in the science labs I have to confess that I enjoy getting my fingers in the paint as well. You never know.. maybe I can ‘paint’ with biological material soon. 

'Home Grown' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart (From the Post-it III Series

Home Grown’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart (From the Post-it III Series

Home Grown’ sketch – having fun with ideas.

 

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