My practice is inspired by the intricate and unseen beauty of the microscopic world. Contemporary developments in science have allowed us access to a world previously invisible to the human eye. For centuries art has explored the natural beauty in the world that we can see and now we have the ability to see the world at a new scale, giving us a new perspective on everything that surrounds us. The idea of perspective is key to my work as it reveals something new to the viewer. Through the ideas of optics I use line and pattern to isolate or enhance aspects of the cells, encouraging the viewer to focus on particular forms. The idea of bringing back the process of obtaining and being able to view the cells into my practice intrigues me, trying to find techniques that can mimic those processes that I carried out in the science labs. The idea of scale also interests me, as a large scale work introduces a juxtaposition of making the micro macro.

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