CREATORS – Elaine Whittaker

In ALL, CREATORS by Julia Krolik

Name:  Elaine Whittaker

Which came first in your life, the science or the art?

There was no first. I was a young person with many questions, many curiosities, many fascinations. There was just the melding of both of them.

Which sciences relate to your art practice?

Biology, Microbiology, Medicine, Psychology, Life Science, Sociology, Crystallography, Biotechnology, Toxicology, Epidemiology

I Caught it at the Movies -Rabies

What do you use to create your artworks?

Materially: I use a diverse range of materials in my art practice, including salt, bacteria, wax, paint, organic and synthetic materials.

Media: sculpture, installation, painting, photography, sound, animation. Interdisciplinary and collaborative approach: includes working with scientists, dancers, sound artists, poets and writers.

I Caught it at The Movies - Resident Evil

Artwork/Exhibition you are most proud of:

The first clay sculpture I ever made. It was of Rufus, our cocker spaniel. I still have it.


Elaine’s website

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Julia Krolik

Julia helps SciArt through Art the Science, wrangles data and makes SciArt through Pixels and Plans. She speaks passionately about the importance of visual communication in information sharing. She lives by this quote: "They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." - Francis Bacon | Twitter: @yuliakrolik