by Michele Banks in New Fashion on Tuesday 18 September 2012

I’m a painter and collage artist whose work is inspired by science, especially biology. After years of creating colorful riffs on mitosis, brain cells, bacteria and other microscopic marvels, I decided to branch out.

With the help of a fabric-savvy friend, I recently launched a line of gorgeous, semi-transparent silk scarves based some of my most popular paintings (including Blue Mitosis, which recently graced the cover of a prestigious scientific journal. They’re a great gift or accessory for any biologist or doctor, but they also stand alone as abstract patterns. Nobody needs to know that those pretty circles on your scarf are petri dishes full of pathogens unless you want them to. You can buy them at my Etsy shop and follow me on twitter @artologica to be the first to know when new scarves and paintings are released.