lab daydreams

I’ve spent a lot of time working in a chemistry laboratory and even though it can be challenging (and frustrating, and exhausting, …) it is also more beautiful than most people would think.

This animation was illustrated and animated digitally using the frame-by-frame technique. It is based on my own personal experiences working in a chemistry laboratory.
I absolutely adore chemistry and wanted to play with the expectations that people may have (including me before I started) of what lab work is like.

British biologist Richard Dawkins said “Science is the poetry of reality” and I think that describes what I was trying to capture in this animation. It is interesting to work with data and information, but capturing a certain emotion or feeling is equally exciting and something I don’t see a lot in relation to science.