Art of Science Competition / 2006 Gallery presents part of the 150 entries from 16 departments of Princeton University of images, videos and sounds produced in the course of research or incorporating tools and concepts from science.
The practices of science and art both involve the single-minded pursuit of those moments of discovery when what one perceives suddenly becomes more than the sum of its parts. Each piece in this exhibition is, in its own way, a record of such a moment. They range from the image that validates years of research, to the epiphany of beauty in the trash after a long day at the lab, to a painter’s meditation on the meaning of biological life.
The winner of this year was Jennifer Rea, from the department of History of Science, with the painting “Mitosis“. The video prize winner was “Drosophilia“, created by Jean-Baptiste Boule, Matthieu Coppey and Thomas Gregor, from the Department of Molecular Biology.