In Spring 2017, I launched a new line of digital art: "Cellular Landscapes" transforms stunning microscopic images I acquired through her research into artworks that I hope will inspire contemplation of our innermost workings and ultimately, deepen respect for our bodies and the environment.
This collection showcases the stunning beauty of cells and tissues as seen through the microscope. In some cases, I have manipulated the images; in others, they were too beautiful to even touch and I left them as I found them, innately perfect in their form.
I acquired these images @ between 10 - 63x magnification using laser scanning confocal microscopy or scanning electron microscopy over the decade I conducted research in the fields of molecular cell biology, genetics and developmental biology (largely relating to tissue formation, cancer and neuroscience).
All of the images you see here are of tissues of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Yes, the fruit fly. Believe it or not, flies are much like humans on many levels - molecular, cellular and genetic! Learn more here!
If you want to know more about these images and what they mean, please click on them. If you're still not satisfied, email me for more details - I LOVE talking about this stuff!
(Custom print sizes available on request.)
A note of gratitude:
I am very grateful to have been trained to use laser-scanning confocal microscopes ($250K+!) by my PhD supervisor Dr Katja Roper at Cambridge University, in the renowned Gurdon Institute and the laboratory of my gracious mentor, Dr Nick Brown. I'm so thankful to studied there, to have learned from scholars, Nobel Laureates and scientists from all over the world, and to be part of such an incredible community of people so passionate about what they do.