Friday, January 20, 2012

Bacteria watchglasses














I have been having a bit of fun with illustrations inspired by the book An introduction to the bacteria and its cousin An introduction to the algae, both circa 1950.  Having made little porcelain watchglass shaped discs I have used transfers from the lovely Fotoceramic people to apply the drawings to the discs. They look like I'm peering at them down a high powered microscope, not quite getting the whole organism in view.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

I love these. Of course I love them! Wonderful!

laughing magpie said...

These are just gorgeous. They will be flying out of the Etsy shop, they are so lovely!

The undomesticated scientist said...

want to try a neutrophil?

laughing snail said...

hmmm interesting idea - I wonder how big it would have to be.....we might only see granules and subcellular strucutres which sounds interesting!

Sophie Cheng said...

I love your ceramics work :)They look lovely. So how much was the fotoceramic stuff? I need some for my univeristy work.

laughing snail said...

Thank you Sophie! Ftoceramic are great - take a look at teir website- its about £15 or so for an A3 sheet and gets cheaper the more you order. They can help you out with uploads and stuff

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