Colorful Cell Division

Sep 27 2010 Published by under Art & Science

Michele Banks is a self-taught artist whose latest collection of watercolor paintings take their inspiration from mitosis (cell division) as seen through a microscope.

New Scientist has a video profile of the artist and her work:

Anaphase

Prometaphase

For comparison, the images on the right show dividing cells labeled with fluorescent dyes, as seen under a microscope :

Even if her watercolors aren't scientifically perfect, I think Banks does capture the essence of cell division in a lovely way.

Banks sells her "Artologica" collection through Etsy and Makers Market .

Photos of cell division by Roy van Heesbeen on Wikimedia Commons: Prometaphase, Anaphase, Telophase

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