Well I guess this fits today's science and art theme. Roland Piquepaille links to this nanoart and molecular sculpture site, which is holding a contest for the public to select its favorite images. "Nanoart" is
created by artists or scientists through chemical or physical processes and visualized with powerful research tools like scanning electron or atomic force microscopes. The scientific images of these structures are captured and further processed using different.... techniques to convert them into artworks.
Piquepaille displays a number of images that might interest you. His post put me in mind of this fractal art contest and another on what Alexander Fleming found collecting colored bacteria. Linking all three in my view is the notion that play often precedes discovery.