I was pondering the similarities and differences between art and science today. Of course, as beadmakers/glassworkers, we consider ourselves artists. BUT aren’t we all just a little bit scientist, too? I mean, think about it…. the act of creating the object itself it more likely on the ‘art’ side of things~~~ or is it? Perhaps some would argue that the act of creating is indeed scientific. For example, many of us are often perfecting our ‘dimpled’ bead holes. Genuinely, that is more science than art. Maybe you use Silver Foil or Precious Fine Silver in or on your beads. Art? surely! The colors alone are gawkworthy. Again, though, some may argue it’s science. The way the silver reacts to the different colors on your palette. ‘Reaction’ is a scientific element, isn’t it? When does ‘reaction’ become more art than science? When I’m working my borosilicate glass, I feel like an artist as I create, but deep down as I’m peering through my Aura’s, a little bit of invention runs through my veins, and then, suddenly, I’m wearing my Einstein cap. “What would happen if I mixed this one with that one, then stretched it and bent it, then rolled it in this and melted it in?” Now answer me this… is it art, or is it science? Or can we agree that it is just a little bit of both?