Monday, August 9, 2010
Sculpture and Eckhard Völcker
This is NOT a pebble mosaic.
Though it may inspire you to create one.
I found this on Botany Photo of the Day.
They look like they're from outer space, but they come from the world of micro photography
This is a 10x magnification of a cross-sectioned pedicel of a rose. A microtome machine cuts very thin slices which are mounted on microscope slides and stained with a different dyes. Different tissues react to different dyes to produce these clearly defined micro-photographs.
The scientist/artist is Eckhard Völcker of Berlin. His website is Die Wunderkanone. The images, while scientific, are also very beautiful. Mandalas of living cells. Go see them.