Science and art can be more compatible than you think. Often complex scientific concepts won’t make much sense without visualisation breaking down each step and honing in on the details of some of the smallest particles that make up this earth, and ourselves.
Markos Kay, aka MRK, has created a collection of illustrations, 3D visualisations and animations based on cellular and molecular biology and briefly touching on particle physics.
His work is the combination of projects spanning over six years, from 2010 to 2016, for scientific and academic publications.
We take a look at some his intricate 3D visualisations, convulsive animations, and be warned, illustrations that might make you a little queasy.
Image: A Markos Kay Chromatin Fibre illustration for HSS Rheumatology, New York