Microscopic Modern Art

A Mad Splash of Matter

Microscopic Modern Art was inspired when I purchased a home microscope with the intention to take a closer look at what’s actually going on around me. I collected bits of things from around my studio, placed them in a drop of water, and arranged them on a slide to create an image that struck me. I photographed the microscopic pictures to capture the moment on a deeper level and found myself lost in a mad splash of matter.

Microscopic Modern Art

Materials used: 

blue dried hydrangea, orange berry, leaf

Created: December 2020

 

“In a sea of particles, there are bigger fish in the quantum foam.”


*Included in the Be a part of pARTicles virtual art exhibit at Fermilab February 2021

February 2021

Materials used: fish skin, feather, shrimp, anchovy, spinach leaf, pomegranate seed, drop of blood, banana skin, coffee-plus a bonus brew I made for smell, which has garlic, lemon, and essential oils in it- a golden mix for the nose and interesting to observe.

"Dream away into the night."

"Fish Face"


"Tiny Dancer"


"Love Buzz"


"Thoughtful Suspense"


"Have a bit."


"Find Your Garden"


"Transformations"


"Light Drop"


"Pointer"

"Mother Inside"


"Points In Order"


"Speck"


"Attraction"


"Magic Play"


"Desert in You"
 


"Stepping out of the glass."


"Sailing the sea of dreams."

"Flying Lines"

"Fishy"

"Catch A Glimpse"

"Rainbow Flash Drive Bye"

"Light Lady"

December 2020

Materials used: dried hydrangea & zinnia, red onion, orange berry, leaf

“Eye of the storm.”

“Sailing a sea of uncertainty.”

“All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

~ Humpty Dumpty- ancient riddle

“Follow the yellow brick road.”

~ The Wizard of Oz

“Stitching our universal sweater together.”

“Bright is the lady in white, who runs ahead of light. She leaves today in a general way, and arrives in style last night.”

 

*Quote is a modified version of the limerick: There was a young lady named Bright, Whose speed was far faster than light;She started one day in a relative way, And returned on the previous night.

~ A. H. Reginald Buller in Punch

(19 December 1923): 591

“Point inside.”

“Travel bubble.”

“Fear not the face of you.”

"Looking Back"