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Plankton Portraits 2013-2016

with Augmented Reality

  • Ceratium Lineatum in Pink and Blue

    Ceratium Lineatum in Pink and Blue

    Working with samples of Certatium Lineatum provided by the Menden-Deuer lab at the University of Rhode Island, I digitally “captured” swimming specimens using a microscope and video camera in the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at the Rhode Island School of Design.

    The backgrounds and color shifts serve to make the images more lively, and to give viewers the sense of the complex environment of the ocean waters that are home to these microscopic plankton.

    Exhibited:

    2013 solo exhibition: Kraft Center for Jewish Life, Columbia/Barnard, New York NY February

    2013 Artspace, City-wide Open Studios, New Haven CT, October

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  • Artistic Images: Favella – Heterosigma

    Artistic Images: Favella – Heterosigma

    The experience of transforming the image capture served as a kind of drawing exercise.

    As I worked I became familiar with the forms of the Favella and Heterosigma akashiwo.  The next step was to integrate them into a series of creative compositions.

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  • Collecting Ceratium Lineatum

    Collecting Ceratium Lineatum

    Grouping the Plankton Portraits as long thin slices of moving life in an imagined water world.

    Exhibited:

    2013 solo exhibition: Kraft Center for Jewish Life, Columbia/Barnard, New York NY February

    2013 Biennial Faculty exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence RI February

    2013 Artspace, City-wide Open Studios, New Haven CT, October

    2013 Art in Science Exhibit, International Congress of Protistology Vancouver BC July

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  • Ceratium Lineatum in Deep Pink

    Ceratium Lineatum in Deep Pink

    Working with samples of Certatium Lineatum provided by the Menden-Deuer lab at the University of Rhode Island, I digitally “captured” swimming specimens using a microscope and video camera in the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at the Rhode Island School of Design.

    The backgrounds and color shifts serve to make the images more lively, and to give viewers the sense of the complex environment of the ocean waters that are home to these microscopic plankton.

    Exhibited:

    2013 solo exhibition: Kraft Center for Jewish Life, Columbia/Barnard, New York NY February

    2013 Artspace, City-wide Open Studios, New Haven CT, October

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  • Ceratium with Ocean Debris

    Ceratium with Ocean Debris

    Working with samples of Certatium Lineatum provided by the Menden-Deuer lab at the University of Rhode Island, I digitally “captured” swimming specimens using a microscope and video camera in the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at the Rhode Island School of Design.

    The backgrounds and color shifts serve to make the images more lively, and to give viewers the sense of the complex environment of the ocean waters that are home to these microscopic plankton.

    Exhibited:

    2013 solo exhibition: Kraft Center for Jewish Life, Columbia/Barnard, New York NY February

    2013 Artspace, City-wide Open Studios, New Haven CT, October

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  • Akashiwo Sanguinea

    Akashiwo Sanguinea

    Working with samples of Certatium Lineatum provided by the Menden-Deuer lab at the University of Rhode Island, I digitally “captured” swimming specimens using a microscope and video camera in the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at the Rhode Island School of Design.

    The backgrounds and color shifts serve to make the images more lively, and to give viewers the sense of the complex environment of the ocean waters that are home to these microscopic plankton.

    Exhibited:

    solo exhibition: Kraft Center for Jewish Life, Columbia/Barnard New York NY Curated by Yona Verwer February 2013

    2013 Artspace, City-wide Open Studios, New Haven CT, October

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  • Ceratium With Deep Color

    Ceratium With Deep Color

    Working with samples of Certatium Lineatum provided by the Menden-Deuer lab at the University of Rhode Island, I digitally “captured” swimming specimens using a microscope and video camera in the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at the Rhode Island School of Design.

    The backgrounds and color shifts serve to make the images more lively, and to give viewers the sense of the complex environment of the ocean waters that are home to these microscopic plankton.

    Exhibited:

    solo exhibition: Kraft Center for Jewish Life, Columbia/Barnard, New York NY February 2013

    Artspace, City-wide Open Studios, New Haven CT, October 2013

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  • Artistic Images: Favella – Heterosigma

    Artistic Images: Favella – Heterosigma

    Working with samples of Certatium Lineatum provided by the Menden-Deuer lab at the University of Rhode Island, I digitally “captured” swimming specimens using a microscope and video camera in the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at the Rhode Island School of Design.

    The backgrounds and color shifts serve to make the images more lively, and to give viewers the sense of the complex environment of the ocean waters that are home to these microscopic plankton.

    Exhibited:

    solo exhibition: Kraft Center for Jewish Life, Columbia/Barnard New York NY Curated by Yona Verwer February 2013

    Artspace, City-wide Open Studios, New Haven CT, October 2013

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