Layer series by Nobuhiro Nakanishi - He photographs a scene or object repeatedly over time, then laser prints each shot and mounts them onto acrylic. Change is captured in each frame http://www.nomart.co.jp/nakanishi/information.html

Layer series by Nobuhiro Nakanishi - He photographs a scene or object repeatedly over time, then laser prints each shot and mounts them onto acrylic. Change is captured in each frame http://www.nomart.co.jp/nakanishi/information.html

New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece.

New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece.

Jessica Palmer has a PhD in Molecular Biology and has been blogging about the intersection of art and biology since 2006.

Jessica Palmer has a PhD in Molecular Biology and has been blogging about the intersection of art and biology since 2006.

Daily Petri Dish

Daily Petri Dish

San Francisco based artist Klari Reis uses layers of reflective epoxy polymer to create colorful and abstract paintings that look like living microorganisms within the confines of plexiglass petri dishes for a project called The Daily Dish.

Jessica Palmer has a PhD in Molecular Biology and has been blogging about the intersection of art and biology since 2006.

Jessica Palmer has a PhD in Molecular Biology and has been blogging about the intersection of art and biology since 2006.

A light micrograph of a thin slice through a cup fungus called Peziza. It grows on decaying wood and organic matter and reproduces itself by producing ascospores.

A light micrograph of a thin slice through a cup fungus called Peziza. It grows on decaying wood and organic matter and reproduces itself by producing ascospores.

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