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Using an optical polarizing microscope with a built-in camera I create photographs that reveal the incredible beauty and intricate forms of natural and man-made materials.
To create the scenes I melt/dissolve natural and synthetic materials, spread a thin layer of the solution on a glass microscope slide, and cover it with a thin cover slip. Next, I selectively crystallize and recrystallize the materials.
Recrystallization is a way for me to re-create the internal structures of the crystals many times over until certain “inner space” patterns appear.
I explore the “inner space” patterns through use of state-of-the-art optics until a suitable artistic scene comes into focus. Next, I use the mechanical features of the microscope…
- Joined November 9, 2011