Wednesday, 21 January 2009

The art of survival at its most basic?

The indestructible flea with huge blood sucking mandibles and armoured body.

A primordial swamp?
Actually this is a photomicrograph of debris trapped in a specimen slide. Below, part scientist/part artist Jeni Wightman has created a series of larger swamp-specimen-slides-as-canvas called Winogradsky Rothkos. These show the reactions of gases and other waste products of living cultures sandwiched in two planes of glass then framed as art.

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