Artistic scientist David Goodsell provides an etymological explanation for his new series of watercolors:

CYTOLOGY

[noun]

(from Greek ?????, kytos, “a hollow”; and -?????, -logia) “the study of cells”. Cytology is the branch of life science which deals with the study of cells in terms of structure, function and chemistry.

Highlighting tiny cells’ visual dynamism at 1,000,000x magnification, Goodsell does justice to nature’s critical “building blocks.”

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Janet is a senior at Kenyon College studying English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She has a particular affinity for American literature, and enjoys discovering the narrative(s) behind a piece of art. GBlog is her blogging debut, and she is grateful for newfound exposure to objects such as the “Bug Light.” (She favors the stately praying mantis.)