Kathryn Garner | Artist Scientist

Multimedia Diagrams

These pieces were made during my PhD studies in molecular biology. The main focus of my research was a member of a family of lipid transfer proteins. Here, the paintings question whether scientific research can be directly explained in art, using scientific diagrams as the starting point. Lipids have been represented conceptually through the use of hairpins and clothes pegs, which make direct reference to their molecular structure.

See also Blog posts:
Multimedia Diagrams.
My PhD Research Summarised in a Handy Illustration.
Thesis Figures.

Membrane Preparation I

Membrane Preparation I (2010) Oil on canvas 30 x 30 cm

Membrane Preparation II

Membrane Preparation II (2010) Oil on canvas 30 x 30 cm


Liposome (2010) Paper collage on calico

Invaginating Membrane

Invaginating Membrane (2010) Paper collage, acrylic paint and cotton thread on calico, 60 x 60 cm

Lipid Transfer Proteins

Lipid Transfer Proteins (2010) Plastic bubbles, thread and oil paint on canvas, 30 x 30 cm

Kathryn Garner | Artist Scientist