I can’t express how excited I am about my collaboration with the David Goodsell for the cover of The Biochemist to complement our recent article on how artistic methods allow us to deepen our understanding of scientific concepts, inspire creative thinking, and engage new communities: Picturing science: using art and imagination to explore new worlds!

Our drawing depicts a recent structure of the central portion of a flagellar motor (PDB ID 7CGO) in the context of an artistic rendering of the whole complex in a bacterial cell wall. It was so much fun to combine David’s gorgeous work on the structure and the surrounding sketch with my drawing and coloring of the artwork.