I'm enjoying the scientific imagery in Colin Johnson's illustration work, often used metaphorically (fungal spores to symbolize data copying, metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies for a story on nuturing small businesses) or sometimes as a straight artistic interpretation of science (like a university magazine cover for a story on microscopy. Cells, spores, butterflies, eyes, nerves, assorted flora and fauna, robots and a surprising number of snowmen abound.
The Pink Opaque, 2008, 6" by 9", mixed media on board
Spore Addict, 2007, Mixed media on canvas, 10 x 8 inches
Greenhouse Gases, 2010, approx. 8-1/2"W x 10.5"H, Mixed Media on Board
Replicating Data Storage for Storage Magazine, 8-1/2"W x 11"H, mixed media on board.
Microscopic World, 2012, approx. 9-1/4"W x 11-1/4"H, Mixed Media on Board.
(cover illustration for Washington State Magazine. The piece revolves around the college's dept. of Microscopy & Imaging)
Be sure to check out Colin Johnson's website and his flickr photostream to look at his portfolio.