Fiber Artists @ Loose Ends  - BioArt Gallery

ART UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: BIOARTOGRAPHY QUILTS

This unique collection of art quilts is inspired by scientific photographs taken by researchers at the University of Michigan Center for Organogenesis. In the course of diagnostic research, the microscope and special stains are used to examine tissues for alterations in structure or function that are characteristic of health or disease. The beauty of the photographs of these tiny biological structures, which is a fascinating combination of art and science, inspired this series of quilts.  This traveling exhibit, sponsored by the Society for the Arts in Healthcare in partnership with Gifts of Art and the Center for Organogenesis, aims to honor these scientific research efforts, enrich community spaces by bringing the arts into everyday life and raise public awareness about the importance of the arts in healthcare settings.

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Judy Busby
Arterial Dream


Judy Busby
Fibroblast


Judy Busby
Rainbow Trout

Judy Busby
Fire in Her Eyes


Annabel Ebersole
Edge of the World


Annabel Ebersole
Castor and Pollux


Annabel Ebersole
Green Feather


Lisa Ellis
Escher's Needlepoint


Sandi Goldman
That's Phernominal

Christine Adams
Visibly Complex

Barb Hollinger
Inner Beauty

Carole Nicholas
Guts and Glory (Green)


Carole Nicholas
Loch Ness

Donna DeSoto
Crystal Ball

Donna DeSoto
Eureka

Donna DeSoto
Gutsy Blue

Bunnie Jordan
Sunburst

Judy Busby
Contact


Paula Golden
Goblins


Christine Adams
Learning Tree