Artist Statement

Tight imaging of specimens and the manipulation of their color and space transform minute matter into digital art and archival pigment print. My work explores a relationship between science and art.

When I observe objects in our world—sinuous scales of snakeskin, withered pods of plants, hairy articulations of arachnids—I notice a parallel between the structure of these specimens and the elements and principles of art and design.

Using scanning electron and dissecting microscopes, I enlarge specimens. By digitally enhancing the subject’s space with expressionistic hues, a world of fascinating form is revealed. My work merges actuality and abstraction, allowing unique anatomical attributes to surface. Scale and color are no longer the intrinsic property of the natural world but a reflection of artistic subjectivity.

By blending science and art, I wish to share the alluring structures of form. My artwork expresses a mutualism between science and art and displays the inherent beauty of the laws of nature in a new way.