Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Artist Rogan Brown (previously) just completed work on his latest paper artwork titled Outbreak, a piece he describes as an exploration “of the microbiological sublime.” Over four months in the making, the work depicts an array of interconnected sculptures—entirely hand cut from paper—based on the smallest structures found within the human body: cells, microbes, pathogens, and neurons. Outbreak represents nearly four months of tedious planning, cutting and assembly. He shares about his process:

I am inspired in part by the tradition of scientific drawing and model making, and particularly the work of artist-scientists such as Ernst Haeckel. But although my approach involves careful observation and detailed “scientific” preparatory drawings, these are always superseded by the work of the imagination; everything has to be refracted through the prism of the imagination, estranged and in some way transformed.

You can see more details over in his portfolio.

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