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.

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