Cell Portraits

My primary art focus is the creation of Cell Portraits, which explore the idea of identity of place by the microorganisms present in collected specimens and water samples. This idea is based on forensic evidence of pollen/diatoms/tree sap/soil samples linking people to places and using the unseen to specify a unique location.

Samples are collected from all sources from all over the word, both my me and my friends and collaborators. I examine and photograph or video capture the micro life present and then make botanical drawing-like gouache paintings of the results. This is an ongoing, growing body of work.

Cell Portrait Gallery