The Ivory Tower

Colour, Design, Digital, Draw, Drawing, Others, Pencil, Prints, Science, Science & Illustration, Science Illustration, Scientific Illustration, Scientific Journalism, Watercolour

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” Carl Sagan.

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“The Ivory Tower” April, 2015. Watercolour, pencil.

 

Science drives us forward as a society, but people see modern science as a new alchemy. It scares us all and, when scientists try to communicate with the wider public, the language they use is often incomprehensible. Public recognition for the work of scientists and their findings is absolutely essential for the way science is perceived. When scientific research and its results are well founded and coherently presented, acceptance and funding are assured. Scientists must get out from our ivory tower and we must explain what we do and what for.

Scientists alone won´t change their way of science communication, we need also help from journalists and politicians. This effort needs to be done because increasing background scientific knowledge will help us living in an increasingly technological society.

Outer Space

Animals, Digital, Draw, Drawing, Illustration, Ink, Music, Others, Prints, Recommendation, Sci-fy, Sketch, Song, Spotify, Stories, Story

“This is commercial towing vehicle Nostromo out of the Solomons, registration number 1-8-0-niner-2-4-6-0-niner. Calling Antarctica traffic control. Do you read me? Over.” 

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“Outer Space” Jan, 2016. Ink, digital.

Prints are now available in my Society6 page: https://society6.com/lauramaciasalvarez

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Anatomy, Body, Colour, Design, Digital, Draw, Drawing, Girl, Ink, Music, Prints, Song

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“Dancing” Jan,2016. Ink, Digital

What John Williams dreams about

Colour, Design, Digital, Draw, Drawing, Face, Girl, Illustration, Ink, Lyrics, Music, Prints, Recommendation, Song, Watercolour, Woman

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“John Williams´s dreams” Jan, 2016. Watercolour, ink, digital.

 

Lolita

Book, Books, Colour, Design, Digital, Draw, Drawing, Girl, Man, Pencil, Prints, Read, Reading, Stories, Story, Watercolour, Woman

 

Lolita2_72ppp_800px_logo“Lolita” Dic, 2015. Watercolour, pencil and digital.

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.” V. Nabokov, 1955.