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Amoeba Love - A New Day

Biology art, science art for the biologist, student, lab worker, or just one of us general nerds who love things like amoebas.

This glass piece depicts and celebrates mitosis in an amoeba, a one-celled organism. The creature duplicates its nucleus, then divides itself into two separate and complete organisms. The process is technically termed the mitotic phase, but is commonly called mitosis.

This is a multi-leveled work with much depth. I started with a mostly-opaque white background, then built up the translucent elements on top. The front surface is highly textured. Clear bits reminiscent of water drops sparkle with changing light.

Amoeba Love - A New Day measures six 1/2 by ten inches (6.5 x 10 cm). The thickness varies between 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) and 5/8 inch (1.6 cm). It weighs about one and a half pounds. Two strong stainless steel loops are embedded in the top for hanging with the included cord.

You can find some other science-oriented ornaments and glass art here:


Amoeba (sometimes amœba or ameba, plural amoebae) is a genus of protozoa that moves by means of pseudopods, and is well-known as a representative unicellular organism. The word amoeba or ameba is variously used to refer to it and its close relatives, now grouped as the Amoebozoa, or to all protozoa that move using pseudopods, otherwise termed amoeboids.
-- from Wikipedia

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Biology Art Glass, Science Art, Amoeba,Cell Division


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