There are many amazing artists who have honed their craft by understanding the science that underlies what they do. From Phil Morgan, who pioneered crystalline glazes in his pottery studio in Seagrove, NC to the Sara Robinson, the woodworker featured in this article, the science behind some of the most creative works of art is as amazing as the art itself.
Originally shared by American Scientist
Wood decay fungi stake out their living space by pigmenting wood, a process called spalting. As a woodworker, Sara C. Robinson became fascinated with developing new colors and designs in wood using fungi, and her artwork led into scientific research. Read about her journey from artist to scientist, and how her work fits into the larger picture of woodworking history and wood science. http://ow.ly/w53Ix #sciart #art #science #woodwork #fungus