Climate Sciences and Solutions MS student Maya Shimoni won an award for her poster at the Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society (AIMS) this spring. Maya has been working in a microscopy lab to create very high-quality images of insects that allow for improved species identification. This identification work improves the ability of scientists to monitor changing plant-insect interactions under climate change, but also leads to some amazing imagery! Maya made this poster to show how science can influence art. Her description is:
“A robber fly. I was inspired by their incredible sight. One of the key principles of science is the study of patterns. Often, it is based around perhaps the strongest of our senses, sight. As a scientist and as an artist, these patterns are my most valued guide in both worlds. The patterns present in the eyes of a robber fly were the centerfold inspiration for this piece, in particular the Fibonacci Spiral.” Many congrats Maya!