Top--the Art of Things:A morning glory I painted from a photo I took
in our backyard in St. Louis. It was cool b/c I planted
these flowers by seed so I felt like I had "created" the
Bottom--The Science of Things:
A flourescent micrograph of a cultured adipocyte (fat cell) stained with
an antibody that recognizes the tag on FATP1 overexpressed in these cells.
FATP1 stands for fatty acid transport protein 1, which is
expressed on the cell surface and endosomes. It is expressed in
fat cells, skeletal and heart muscle (among some other tissues) and
has several family members. FATP1 functions primarily in trafficking
fatty acids into the cell for storage or utilization.
This is what I spent 5 years in St. Louis studying for my thesis.
As you can see, there is a bit of art in everything. Even science. And a bit of science in art. And a bit of science and art in my life. Okay. Maybe a lot of both.
Don't forget to read the post below about the Tao of Tri!