Kelly found that artists and scientists both describe working best when in a mental state as opposed to working in a particular location or during specific times. She also connected that both believe that the other needs to continually work on the same processes every day even when there are no “positive” results. Similarly, both believe the other needs to think differently in order to be great at what they do. Her final conclusion, however, was that art is what happens after science is learned. Science is about learning rules and adapting them. Art is about breaking these rules and forging into unknown lands.
The point for art-lovers? That art and science are not only linked in some very key ways, but also that one leads to the other. Art has value because it takes science to the next level.