Volunteering for E. Coli sampling

Shelly Smith
Shelly Smith Artist CV

I seek to explore the beauty of science in my work, using familiar, sentimental designs, decorative motifs, and florid patterns to bring microscopic beauty to life. Usually associated with filth and sickness, I want my audience to love and appreciate microorganisms as much as I do, admiring their beauty and environmental benefit.

Environmental impact, particularly with water and soil, has been a lifelong interest. Microorganisms are critical sentinels of environment health, as well as beautiful art forms unto themselves.

When not collecting samples, learning to gene splice, or painting protozoa, I am a User Experience Designer for the U. S. Digital Service. I am passionate about using design to help the American people better access critical government services. Art should benefit everyone!