Date on Honors Thesis

Spring 4-26-2017


Art and Design

Examining Committee Member

Professor Sarah Gutwirth, Advisor

Examining Committee Member

Professor Dale Leys, Committee Member

Examining Committee Member

Dr. Claire Fuller, PhD, Committee Member


This study assesses the many ways that artists and scientists have similar methods of abstract thinking, intuitive and experimental processes and societal impacts. The exploration of intersections between art and science led to research on how their combination may provide a more fulfilling educational experience for medical students. Furthermore, the use of visuals in healthcare, often created by medical illustrators, ties into the inspiration for my senior art exhibition, “Beloved Microcosm” demonstrating my synthesis of visual art and biological study.