Pandemic Surrealism, 2020, collage, portrays a surreal re-imagination of the pandemic by positioning an aura of the coronavirus behind Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). Eleonora uses the image of Nightingale as a tribute piece to all women of science and healthcare professionals. Yet she also raises awareness of Nightingale’s progressive ideas. Eleonora reminds us that while Nightingale laid the foundations for professional nursing, she was also a pioneer in information design, presenting statistical data with graphical aids and providing explanations in layman terms. [© Wikimedia Commons, Unsplash]
Eleonora Adami is a molecular biologist and geneticist from Italy. She currently works as a scientist at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin. She is also a contributing artist and content editor in a science communication and outreach project whose mission is to highlight the achievements of women scientists to fight stereotypes and advocate for diversity and inclusion in science.