Illuminating Science: Glowing Art with Greater Goals – Kim Moss
Have you ever seen the inside of a cell? When Kim Moss was researching cell structures, she noticed they looked a lot like landscapes. Armed with this information, she created a large-scale, glowing illustration titled “The Landscapes Within.”
Moss, an Iowa State University assistant professor of art and visual culture and biological and premedical illustration, will discuss her unique approach to visualization, which allows viewers to better comprehend and interpret diseases and healing processes. Learn about the artistic beauty of cells as she dives deeper into the visualization of cell structure and function. As a biomedical artist, Moss has the capacity to better explain the key concepts behind complex (and often intimidating) science through her innovative visual format. Her goal is to create positive change, encourage stewardship of the natural world and make science meaningful and accessible to everyone.
Moss’ lecture is part of the Science Center of Iowa’s Cafe Scientifique series. It is held in conjunction with an exhibition of her body of work, also called The Landscapes Within, Sept. 30 through Nov. 4 at the SCI. The work was made possible through a research grant from the ISU Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.