Yana Zorina @ NeuroBead is creating Scientifically inspired 3D beaded art
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Hello everyone and thank you for visiting my Patreon page! 

My name is Yana Zorina and I am a scientist by day and an artist by night.  I am a neuroscientist by training with a lifelong passion for the arts.  In my scientific career, I have always been attracted to microscopy as a means to take a closer look at the beautiful structures that compose the mammalian brain. A few years ago, I decided to reignite my old passion for artwork and merge the two sides of my brain - artistic and scientific.  And so NeuroBead was born.

NeuroBead

In my artwork, I use my scientific knowledge to accurately recreate scientific images into 3D-beaded renderings of cellular structures that can bring the beauty of scientific research to a wider audience.  I see beads as analogs of pixels that we observe on a screen and like to turn microscopy on its head by transforming ultra-thin optical sections into 3D structures.  Not only are microscopy images breathtaking to look at, they can also serve a greater purpose of communicating science to a wider audience and initiating conversations on difficult topics.

Greater purpose

Despite significant progress in scientific research in the field, neurological disorders remain shrouded in a veil of stigma. While disease foundations work on raising public awareness of these conditions, patients often feel uncomfortable in sharing their experiences with others. Art is a universal language that has been used for centuries to communicate complex concepts in an approachable way. From physical nerve injury to psychiatric disorders, art can aid patients in positively reframing their conversations with a wider audience. The beauty of biological images can fascinate and attract more people to learning more about what happens beneath the surface.

With your help I will be able to continue making art while working as a scientist.  The money will be used to buy supplies and equipment necessary for the artwork.  With my art, I will be able to raise important issues in the neuroscience community and maybe even help patients along the way.  I would love to be able to create enough art to have a gallery show!   I invite you to join me on my special journey where you can witness the process behind the scenes, be the first to see my finished pieces AND get discounts on my artwork

I would also love to hear if anyone has a topic particularly near and dear to their heart, for which they would like to create a special artwork to serve as an icebreaker in communicating with the people around them!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Tiers
Bronze Ticket
$1 or more per month
By supporting me with just $1/month, you will be the first to see my work in progress pictures before I post them on Instagram.  I will also make special video clips of my 3D work from all angles exclusively for patrons like you!


Plus all of my eternal gratitude!

Silver Ticket
$5 or more per month
Are you ready for a special perk?  

By pledging at the Silver Ticket level, you will be first in line to see my finished pieces long before I post them on my Instagram or my blog!  Wouldn't you like to see what comes out of all the work in progress pictures?!


Plus you will have access to everything from the Bronze Ticket.


Plus all of my eternal gratitude!

Golden Ticket
$10 or more per month
I am so grateful for your Golden level support that I will put your name on a special Recognition Board on my website!


Plus you will get all of the perks of Bronze and Silver Tickets.


Plus all of my eternal gratitude!

Platinum Ticket
$25 or more per month
Ready to take it to the next level?  If you pledge $25 or more for 3 months, I will give you a 10% discount on any of my finished pieces of art!


Plus all of the above perks and all of my gratitude!

Diamond Ticket
$50 or more per month
Wow!  I am so impressed with you!  For such incredible level of support for 3 months, I will happily work with you on creating a special, personalized commission for you.  You choose the subject, you choose the size, you choose the colors.  We will work together to make it fantastic!


Plus all of the above perks and all of my gratitude!

Goals
30% complete
Only $100 will allow me to submit more of my art to gallery exhibitions and share my vision with the rest of the world.
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Hello everyone and thank you for visiting my Patreon page! 

My name is Yana Zorina and I am a scientist by day and an artist by night.  I am a neuroscientist by training with a lifelong passion for the arts.  In my scientific career, I have always been attracted to microscopy as a means to take a closer look at the beautiful structures that compose the mammalian brain. A few years ago, I decided to reignite my old passion for artwork and merge the two sides of my brain - artistic and scientific.  And so NeuroBead was born.

NeuroBead

In my artwork, I use my scientific knowledge to accurately recreate scientific images into 3D-beaded renderings of cellular structures that can bring the beauty of scientific research to a wider audience.  I see beads as analogs of pixels that we observe on a screen and like to turn microscopy on its head by transforming ultra-thin optical sections into 3D structures.  Not only are microscopy images breathtaking to look at, they can also serve a greater purpose of communicating science to a wider audience and initiating conversations on difficult topics.

Greater purpose

Despite significant progress in scientific research in the field, neurological disorders remain shrouded in a veil of stigma. While disease foundations work on raising public awareness of these conditions, patients often feel uncomfortable in sharing their experiences with others. Art is a universal language that has been used for centuries to communicate complex concepts in an approachable way. From physical nerve injury to psychiatric disorders, art can aid patients in positively reframing their conversations with a wider audience. The beauty of biological images can fascinate and attract more people to learning more about what happens beneath the surface.

With your help I will be able to continue making art while working as a scientist.  The money will be used to buy supplies and equipment necessary for the artwork.  With my art, I will be able to raise important issues in the neuroscience community and maybe even help patients along the way.  I would love to be able to create enough art to have a gallery show!   I invite you to join me on my special journey where you can witness the process behind the scenes, be the first to see my finished pieces AND get discounts on my artwork

I would also love to hear if anyone has a topic particularly near and dear to their heart, for which they would like to create a special artwork to serve as an icebreaker in communicating with the people around them!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Recent posts by Yana Zorina @ NeuroBead

Tiers
Bronze Ticket
$1 or more per month
By supporting me with just $1/month, you will be the first to see my work in progress pictures before I post them on Instagram.  I will also make special video clips of my 3D work from all angles exclusively for patrons like you!


Plus all of my eternal gratitude!

Silver Ticket
$5 or more per month
Are you ready for a special perk?  

By pledging at the Silver Ticket level, you will be first in line to see my finished pieces long before I post them on my Instagram or my blog!  Wouldn't you like to see what comes out of all the work in progress pictures?!


Plus you will have access to everything from the Bronze Ticket.


Plus all of my eternal gratitude!

Golden Ticket
$10 or more per month
I am so grateful for your Golden level support that I will put your name on a special Recognition Board on my website!


Plus you will get all of the perks of Bronze and Silver Tickets.


Plus all of my eternal gratitude!

Platinum Ticket
$25 or more per month
Ready to take it to the next level?  If you pledge $25 or more for 3 months, I will give you a 10% discount on any of my finished pieces of art!


Plus all of the above perks and all of my gratitude!

Diamond Ticket
$50 or more per month
Wow!  I am so impressed with you!  For such incredible level of support for 3 months, I will happily work with you on creating a special, personalized commission for you.  You choose the subject, you choose the size, you choose the colors.  We will work together to make it fantastic!


Plus all of the above perks and all of my gratitude!