Yana Zorina @ NeuroBead

is creating Scientifically inspired 3D beaded art

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  • You will get access to all of my work in progress pictures long before I post them on Instagram or my website.
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  • I will be posting more detailed descriptions of my work and the meaning behind it before publishing it on my blog.

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About Yana Zorina @ NeuroBead

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting my Patreon page! 

My name is Yana Zorina and I am a scientist by day and an artist by night.  I am a neuroscientist by training with a lifelong passion for the arts.  In my scientific career, I have always been attracted to microscopy as a means to take a closer look at the beautiful structures that compose the mammalian brain. A few years ago, I decided to reignite my old passion for artwork and merge the two sides of my brain - artistic and scientific.  And so NeuroBead was born.

NeuroBead

In my artwork, I use my scientific knowledge to accurately recreate scientific images into 3D-beaded renderings of cellular structures that can bring the beauty of scientific research to a wider audience.  I see beads as analogs of pixels that we observe on a screen and like to turn microscopy on its head by transforming ultra-thin optical sections into 3D structures.  Not only are microscopy images breathtaking to look at, they can also serve a greater purpose of communicating science to a wider audience and initiating conversations on difficult topics.

Greater purpose

Despite significant progress in scientific research in the field, neurological disorders remain shrouded in a veil of stigma. While disease foundations work on raising public awareness of these conditions, patients often feel uncomfortable in sharing their experiences with others. Art is a universal language that has been used for centuries to communicate complex concepts in an approachable way. From physical nerve injury to psychiatric disorders, art can aid patients in positively reframing their conversations with a wider audience. The beauty of biological images can fascinate and attract more people to learning more about what happens beneath the surface.

With your help I will be able to continue making art while working as a scientist.  The money will be used to buy supplies and equipment necessary for the artwork.  With my art, I will be able to raise important issues in the neuroscience community and maybe even help patients along the way.  I would love to be able to create enough art to have a gallery show!   I invite you to join me on my special journey where you can witness the process behind the scenes, be the first to see my finished pieces AND get discounts on my artwork

I would also love to hear if anyone has a topic particularly near and dear to their heart, for which they would like to create a special artwork to serve as an icebreaker in communicating with the people around them!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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$20.61 of $100 per month
Only $100 will allow me to submit more of my art to gallery exhibitions and share my vision with the rest of the world.
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