Monday, 19 March 2018

This watercolour painting was created by artistic bacteria

Interesting microbiology themed article on Wired:

"Artist Sarah Roberts works with millions of tiny helpers: microbes. In Painting with Bacteria, a collaboration with Simon Park, a molecular biologist at the University Of Surrey, she introduced the organisms to watercolours, resulting in swirling paintings blurred with colour. “We are constantly in contact and communication with microbes, but we aren’t really aware of them,” says Roberts. “I wanted to get to know bacteria in a more conscious, direct and visceral way; to approach them as if they were other people or bigger animals – as if we might be able to arrive at something resembling a common language.”

To see the full article: Wired

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