The author describes her research and creative practice exploring the intersection between digital, biomedical, and linguistic modes of bodi ly representation. She synthesizes traditional forms of painting with new computer and medical imaging technologies to call into question the relationship between visible and invisible bodily forms and actions. Her paintings and installations use scientifically rendered images of the body (from symbolic DNA sequences to developing cel lular structures) in order to consider the role of the tools and technologies used to organize and view these images. The issue of visual, linguistic, and scientific literacy is thus a corollary concern.

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