ART FOR SCIENCE'S SAKE
Date: April 18, 2017
Materials: Acrylic and Ink on Wood
Size: 12” x 12”
Stem cells are unique in their ability to differentiate into the wide variety of cell types that make up our body. They are even able to self-renew. Stem cells can be totipotent, meaning they can give rise to a whole organism, pluripotent, meaning that can give rise to all types of cells in the body, and multipotent, meaning they can give rise to a few other types of cells. In this painting, you can see a pluripotent cell with a central nucleus with the ability to become a fibroblast (in green), a motor neuron (in yellow), a red blood cell (in red), an endothelial/gut cell (in purple) absorbing helpful substances, an osteocyte (in blue), or a muscle cell (in pink).