I am a Cell Biologist currently studying for an MA in Drawing at Wimbledon College of Art. I am interested in the application of drawing for communication of scientific & medical concepts, particularly around diabetes.
I have extensive expertise in biomedical research, but became interested in non-verbal ways of communicating medical information as a result of being recently diagnosed with Type I diabetes & seeing first-hand the problems faced by health care professionals in explaining diabetic medicine to patients and by patients trying to explain their condition to health care professionals.
Much of these web pages detail my attempts to get to grips with & experiment with drawing. There are also accounts of the learning process and my exploration of the interfaces of science and art.
Curriculum Vitae: GWMorgan_CV_May 2014
Highlights & points of interests from Unit 2 include:
Learning through studying:
I have studied numerous artists, works styles & techniques.
National Gallery Exhibition:
‘Just for the day: Wimbledon MA Drawing responds to The National Gallery collection’
Drawing Lab Peer Workshop: Satirical drawings
Life drawing & other drawing:
Much of my work this term has been attempting to develop a style of drawing that will get people’s attention, can be used to impart information and will incorporate my own inherent expressionism.
I am encouraged by the responses I am getting from researchers & health care practitioners for the appliance of art in science & health.
I have seen numerous stimulating exhibitions like this one on Beautiful Science at the British Library; it contained some interesting infographics around the science of water.
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