The Visions of Science Art Prize is a competition and accompanying exhibition of artworks that have been created in response to research being currently undertaken by PHD students at the University of Bath. Liaising with a Mr Russell Arnott, having worked with him on numerous prior occasions, I produced the following illustration depicting the experiment into turbulence and it's impact on plankton blooms that he conducted alongside WEIR (The Research Unit for Water, Environment and Infrastructure Resilience) this year in Sweden. It's presented here as a single full length image however has been designed to be divided into 4 separately framed A3 sections, 1 for each of the 4 different mesocosm environments created in the experiment to replicate varying levels of turbulence, achieved using convection currents.
Click on any image to see them all as a slideshow.
Below I've shown it divided into the 4 sections as displayed, each depicting a different mesocosm and level of turbulence;
Here are a few photos and a video of the piece being prepared for the exhibition and on display in The Edge Arts Centre Gallery;
"Working alongside Scott is a great experience; I'm impressed at how quickly he can produce quality illustrations in his own unique style. Being that our projects were themed around the marine environment, Scott ensured he understood the scientific concepts involved and it was great to see how well he was able to represent them in his work!”
Russell Arnott, PHD student at the University of Bath, Oceanographer and Science Communicator