Pigment ink (fine point felt tip) on acid free drawing paper.
Purchase the original ink drawing for USD$500.00 at Next-Picasso.com. The direct link is below:

A very imaginary nanostructure, with little hints and allusions to surfactancy, cell membranes, and complex fluids in general. What do microstructures and nanostructures really do when we’re not looking?

The original is approximately 8 inches by 11 inches. Please consider this when ordering prints.

One of a series of paintings addressing scientific imagery as metaphorical visual information. Through a change of context, these paintings (and drawings) explore an communicate the experiential aspects of investigation and discovery. By providing an alternative abstracted depiction of worlds an ideas that cannot be directly seen, a connection is built to the everyday world of objects.

Feb 17 2011

Dr. Regina Valluzzi, “The Nerdly Painter” – Art Inspired by Science from a Scientist inspired by Art
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  • Paulaa
    Paulaaalmost 4 years ago

    This is awesome. First comment here :) love the detail :)

  • Thanks Paula – I don’t do these as often. Sometimed draing the details can make one a bit crosseyed (or so it feels)

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful stippling work!

  • Thanks. I guess it is stippling, even though I used a pen and not a brush.

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • Joanne Jackson
    Joanne Jacksonalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful detail and an exciting subject matter… 8^)

  • Thanks Joanne

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • Regina Valluzzi
    Regina Valluzzialmost 4 years ago
  • Dave Martsolf
    Dave Martsolfover 3 years ago

    Incredible. Incredibly good, that is!

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Awesome work! Just gorgeous!

  • Peter Baglia
    Peter Bagliaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Regina! Yes ……the worlds within worlds…all as a result of scale….from microscopic to telescopic…from patterns on rocks and fossils to cosmic patterns…..I’ve been wanting to look at some pond scum in the microscope (like I did as a child) again….you’ve inspired me to do it!

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 3 years ago

    Beautifully done!!

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 2 years ago


    You have been featured in “THE PEN & INK CORNER”

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanabout 2 years ago

    I looked at this in large format.. OMG.. so intricate.. how many hours did this take you?

  • Hi Heather, It took around 5 hours. I generally start these in the evening when my studio space is full of wet paintings and unusable. Then I bring them to art fairs and work on them when it’s slow. It’s funny, I thought that watching me draw these intricate little drawings would answer people’s questions about how I make them. But sometimes I have to really spell it out (OK now here I’m drawing a little line -see? no computer.)

    – Regina Valluzzi

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