Using sub-microscopic imagery and collaborative laboratory data, Michal Gavish focuses in her art on DNA and proteins. Collaborating with scientists, she creates art based on specific scientific models. Her process begins by adopting the old tradition of nature drawings that she modifies by constantly searching for new materials. She layers and magnifies the scientific imagery to human scale, preserving their biological integrity. Her installations and paintings from soft and fragile materials examine the delicate balance that is essential for bio-structures and their vitality.
Gavish is a multimedia artist working on paper, fabric, plastic and other materials. With her background as research scientist she concentrates on the intersection of art and science. Her work is exhibited regularly nationally and internationally. She writes art reviews regularly and is a contributor to SciArt Magazine.