If you haven’t seen this, you should go to the NanObama web site and take a look at this new art medium that uses nanocarbon tube structures as the basis for creating images and electronic figures. While you are there, make sure you go and take a look at the gallery of other nanoimages at NanoBliss. This is a pretty cool and innovative use of the the technique of photolithography and catalyst patterning.
In the last several years there has been an Academic interest in developing the creative side of scientists. Several Institutions have begun dedicated programs for the nurturing and development of the scientist / artist. There are now several programs dedicated to the advancement and education of scientists as artists. Harvard Medical School BioArt Progam and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute BioArt Program have dedicated BioArt programs. The Canadian Association of Physicists has a yearly Art of Physics competition. Brown University has a nice listing of Art and Technology programs from Universities from around the world. It will be interesting to see how scientists start to use newly developed laboratory protocols and images from their results to generate a whole new art media.