Press about Sienna Morris and Numberism Art
Article by Kyle Hill
"Artist Sienna Morris taught herself art. She taught herself science. And she created her “numberism technique” to express the beauty of math and science more visually. The result is incredible:
These pieces can take anywhere from a week to seven months. Morris uses a magnifying glass to craft detailed drawings based wholly on her own research of the equations and data that represent her subjects. The heart above was created from data on the firing rates of heart nodes, the chemical composition of Norepinephrine, and equations for cardiac output, among other numbers/equations....."
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Wired Article by Rachel Edinin:
"Sienna Morris’ heart hangs on the wall of her studio, impossibly intricate on dark, coffee-stained paper. At a distance, it’s an anatomical illustration, slick blood vessels and striated muscle. A little closer, it becomes clear that the lines are actually thousands of minute points.
Finally, the points resolve into numbers and symbols—equations for stroke volume, cardiac output, ejection fraction. It’s an entire ticker drawn out of the science that makes it tick. "
Oregonian Article by Kelly House
"Although Sienna Morris is an artist by trade, one gets the impression that a mathematician or scientist lives in her living room, where bookshelves are stacked high with thick hardcover thermodynamics and astrophysics titles."
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Podcast and article by Amanda End
"This year at Rose City Comicon, as we wound our way through the packed halls, we caught sight of a booth bedecked with gorgeous canvases. As we looked closer, we realized that the paintings were made up of tiny little numbers. Since some of them were depictions of space, we hypothesized that perhaps they were equations. Thrilled, I started looking closer to see if I recognized anything. I certainly didn’t, but after a short discussion with Sienna, I learned that they were indeed equations, and that each painting were made up of equations relevant to the art’s subject matter....."
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Podcast with Samantha Cross
"In this episode, Sam talks with Sienna Morris, the artist behind Numberism. The two talk SCIENCE! and history as well as the challenges facing education in those fields. And then they geek out over Sherlock!"
Article by Lisa Granshaw
"If you look closely at this intricate etching of Star Trek’s Locutus, what do you see? A close look or peek through a magnifying glass will reveal that this amazing art has been etched entirely out of numbers. Actually, it’s specifically etched with the Flocking Algorithms (to account for the Borg’s hive mentality according to the artist), Predator Prey Formulas, and phrases like “Resistance is Futile,” “Locutus of Borg,” “The one who speaks,” and “Resist Resist Resist.”...."
Morning News Interview on KATU AM Northwest with Helen Raptis and Dave Anderson.
"You're like Spock with a painbrush!"