Monday, August 13, 2007

The first plates and prints

December 05 - This is what grew and was printed. I substituted heavy printing paper for the more delicate lab-filter paper and that worked well. I sealed the bugs onto the paper with cytoseal (acrylic resin normally used to seal specimens on glass slides). These prints were beautiful to me -- with distinct colonies of transformed (blue) ecoli and unaltered ecoli (translucent/white) visible. The only problem was that no trace of my hand or brush stroke was visible. Not yet quite the 3-way collaboration we had in mind (scientist, nature, artist). Back to the lab.

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