A large part of our artist residency has been spent in the microscopy labs in the Science & Engineering building, learning how to use the electronic microscopes to capture the very fine details of plants that cannot be seen with the human eye.
The micro level opened up a whole new world of experiencing plants and nature – seeing another layer of patterns, colours, shapes and existence.
A flower petal can easily be taken for granted however under the microscope each individual round cell all clustered together is revealed, forming this beautiful petal. Or the pollen grains on a stamen, under the microscope it reveals each pollen grain to be an amazing sphere with beautiful patterns on its surface resembling a mythical deep sea creature or something from outer space. This exploration has extended our understanding of nature to a much deeper level.