Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown
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…Read More
A Chandelier that Projects Tree Shadows
This remarkable chandelier from Hilden & Diaz projects a 360° shadow of trees and roots onto the walls surrounding it. Titled Forms in Nature the light was partly inspired by the drawings of Ernst Haeckel, the German biologist, naturalist, and philosopher (among other things) who is perhaps most famous for discovering thousands of new animal species and mapping them to a genealogical "tree of life". Hilden & Diaz describe via their website that the shadows in their light are actually upside down: Interestingly, the roots are those elements of the forest that are the most visible. Thereby the sculpture is…Read More
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