May 2012 Featured Artist Robert A. Freitas Jr.

Ed. Note: Robert A. Freitas Jr. is a busy man. He also publishes An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Life, Intelligence, and Civilization.

Nanomedicine Art Gallery Here you will find a small but growing collection of visual artwork that describes many different views of how medical nanorobots and other nanomedical devices and systems might appear.

Respirocytes with Red Cells, 1998, Vik Olliver
Respirocytes with Red Cells, 1998, Vik Olliver

Some of these works have been borrowed with permission from already-published print-media or electronic-media works. Other contributions are original graphics created by the named individual artists especially for this Gallery exhibition, for your additional enjoyment. The images in the Nanomedicine Art Gallery are organized into three nonexclusive conceptual groupings — Nanorobot Species, Medical Challenges, and Individual Artists — for easy browsing.

Respirocytes and Red Blood Cells, in Repose, 1999, Forrest Bishop
Respirocytes and Red Blood Cells, in Repose, 1999, Forrest Bishop

Artwork in this Gallery should be appreciated as expressions of each artist’s unique creative impulses and insights. Some works may be highly interpretive or impressionistic, while others may attempt to achieve photographic realism or the precise rendering of a technical engineering illustration. Some images are in the nature of rough drafts or quick sketches; others are more elaborate finished pieces. All styles are welcome here. And all images are presented with the understanding that they are “artist’s conceptions” which may or may not entirely reflect the technical nanodevice designer’s original intent — or the ultimate engineering reality.

T4 Bacteriophage, 1965, Artist(s): Unknown
T4 Bacteriophage, 1965, Artist(s): Unknown

As you explore the Nanomedicine Art Gallery, please keep in mind that all works on this site are copyrighted. Permission to use these works for any purpose other than viewing on this site must be obtained from the person or organization listed as the copyright holder. Gallery maintenance takes considerable effort, so we request that the notation “courtesy Nanomedicine Art Gallery” accompany each image used from the Gallery. Visitors are also strongly encouraged to visit the excellent websites of the print publications and individual artists that are represented here. Please note that the Nanocaduceus image found at the top of this page and elsewhere on these sites is copyrighted by Robert A. Freitas Jr., and he must be contacted for permission for its use.

If you know of any nanomedicine-related artwork that does not appear on these pages (which you can provide and believe might be appropriate), or if you are an artist who would like to exhibit an original art piece of your own at the Gallery, or if you are a visitor to the Gallery who would like to see more work from your favorite artist who may already be represented here, please let us know by contacting the webmaster@foresight.org.

Vasculocytes 3, 2002, Tim Fonseca
Vasculocytes 3, 2002, Tim Fonseca

The Nanomedicine Art Gallery was conceived, written and assembled by Robert A. Freitas Jr. as an adjunct to the Nanomedicine Page; Robert continues as curator of the Gallery, which first opened in March 2000. The author thanks Foresight Institute Webmaster James B. Lewis for major assistance in the design of this website, conversion of all materials to html format, reformatting of graphic images, and for general site maintenance; James B. Lewis and Marcia Seidler for assistance with image scanning; and also the many artists and organizations represented here, without whose creative efforts and generous permissions this Gallery would not have been possible.

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