What did I notice yesterday?
A coffee cup with the structure diagram of caffeine. Cool. When I followed the link I found a series of cups and bowls. For: sugar, capsaicin, and so forth. The idea links in my mind with the science-tattoos website (another place where I have seen structure diagrams). Science lovers tattoo: favorite molecules, favorite creatures and favorite diagrams onto their bodies. That is a commitment to their science and the art of their science. I am thoughtful that the beauty of the two crafts – ceramics and tattoo – comes together in this way.
In my view it is a strength that creatives have taken the scientific shorthand into a new context. The surprise of this emphasizes the beauty of the representation.
The tattoo is caffeine.