How Art Makes Better Science

Artistic reconstruction of Habelia optata by Joanna LiangMaeve Doyle, of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), has written a good article about the process of reconstruction of an invertebrate at the Burgess Shale and the importance of art and the artist in science.

> Artistic reconstruction of Habelia optata by Joanna Liang.

'How Art Makes Science Better' is a first-class piece of writing that explains how rock slabs with smudges become captivating images and animations that can intrigue everyone.  AMI member Joanna Liang use this project as her master thesis. Scientist Jean-Bernard Caron of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto provides the key insight into the success of this project:

“Someone like Joanna is a rare thing,” says Caron. “I don’t work with any one artist who creates both the technical drawings and life reconstruction, and 2D artists don’t usually work on 3D animation. I have an animator in Australia who works exclusively in 3D. To have that full range of skills makes Joanna very special.”

Read this great article and view the videos and animations created here.

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