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"Hey there, thank you for diving into my art world inspired by the incredible Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Got questions? Want to chat about Cajal's amazing contributions or interested in showcasing my artwork? I'd love to hear from you! Drop me a message using the contact form. Whether it's a simple comment, an intriguing question, or an exciting proposal, I'm all ears. Let's get the conversation started!" ~ Dawn Hunter Art ®

This is an illustration by Dawn Hunter and it is a recreation of Cajal's Purkinje drawing, made in soft pink colors.

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Beyond the Microscope Workshop: 
the Landscape as the Art Classroom

This is a project example of an pen and ink landscape drawing by one of Dawn Hunter's students.

Studying the works of Santiago Ramón y Cajal can be highly meaningful for freshmen art students, especially those interested in landscape drawing and biology. Cajal's exceptional drawing techniques, which captured the intricate beauty of brain cells and neural pathways, can serve as an inspiring model for observational drawing. By learning to observe and draw with a keen eye for detail and descriptiveness, students can develop their artistic skills and better appreciate the natural world around them.

Additionally, by applying Cajal's style of descriptiveness to their own landscape drawings, students can create images that integrate their sensory experiences and artistically inform their en plein air art. An endeavor that enables them to offer a unique and compelling perspective on the world in which we live.

I frequently adapt this curriculum to supplement exhibits of my art. Participants of scientists and artists are able to create images that art aesthetically parallel with cellular imagery found through the microscope.


"The hard things and the hidden things, are often where the most profound truths lie. Eighty-eight years after Santiago Ramón y Cajal's death, he continues to inspire both scientists and artists with the life that he led. I'm drawn to exploring his life, work, and the physical environment in which he lived because I believe that by doing so, we can better understand his philosophy and why he continues to inspire future generations." 


Dawn Hunter

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