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Serotonin Painting

This painting is acrylic on canvas and is 16″ x 20″. This is a patron supported art project. This is painting of serotonin molecules acting as neurotransmitters in the brain. Because of the widespread use of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) this is the depiction and story of serotonin that …

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Mad Art Cast: Update on Happy Birthday, Frida Kahlo and New York Maker Faire!

On this week’s episode Ashley reveals her super power, A visits Hollywood, Amy visits New York, and Brian does his laundry. Also fireflies and tufts and stuff. Trust me, it’s worth a listen. Scroll down to see images from The Frida Exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens in NY. …

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The Chemistry of Rose Scent

I created a painting about the chemistry of the scent of roses. Chemist, Dr Ray Burks was my science advisor on this project and one of the main points she expressed to me is that the volatile aroma chemicals in flowers, the stuff that we smell, is very complex. Something …

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A Pair of Pears

This week I successfully remembered to not eat all of my pears* before I could get around to painting them! Anyways, I thought it might be interesting for people to see what the progress of one of these paintings looks like and how I work. This was one of the …

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Mad Art Cast: The beauty of science and art, plus Dr. Nicole Gugliucci

This week’s Mad Art Cast features the crew discussing an article in Forbes about the beauty in art and the beauty in science. It’s like it was custom made for our ‘cast! Even better? I went to Dragon*Con at the beginning of September and brought along a handheld voice recorder …

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Mad Art Cast Episode #26 — Shitting on Modern Art Quickie

On this quickie episode the gang at Mad Art Cast discussed a curious and extremely opinionated video on YouTube called, “Why is Modern Art so Bad?” The video was released in 2014 and is produced by Prager University. We have thoughts and feelings about narrator, Robert Florczak’s thoughts and feelings. …

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Nectarines: A Study

This week’s edible still life is of nectarines which I might end up regretting. I chose these particular specimens because they were pretty and I needed something to paint but it’s been five days and they’re still hard. I’d like to be able to eat them before they grow mold, …

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Mad Art Cast: Why do you art?

In this week’s full length episode, A asks the rest of the the Mad Art Cast crew about what makes them make. Being the ringer in the group, the non-creative, I wanted to know what, if anything, motivated my co-hosts to do the things they do. And if you’re creative, …

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