Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Amoeba to Zebra July 1 - July 25

Very happy to have a chance to reinstall, anew, "The many (still) lives of E. coli" -- a set of our prints at the 440 Gallery (440 6th Ave in Park Slope, at 9th Street).  Many thanks to Gail and Todd (he is pictured here) for helping me get it on the wall!  And thanks to Ylva Rouse for selecting this piece for the show.

Come out and enjoy the opening, Thursday July 1 from 6-9!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Our Day at the Museum of Arts and Design

Here are fabulous students from Ms. Shu's class at the Juan Morel Campos school printing and painting designs to E. coli!  They began by printing to paper the many images I'd already cultivated on stacks of petri dishes. (I'm demo-ing this above). Then they turned their attention to making their own original designs, applying the clear solutions of E. coli to the agar plates we'd prepared. After the prints dried, they sealed and mounted these in clean petri dishes; 2 students created a sculpture from the mounted prints. Lots more great photos below the jump!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Take a Look at the World Science Festival Blog

Molly Webster, the tireless producer of our Bio-Art program at the Museum of Arts and Design, has learned an awful lot about what goes into creating prints from cultured, hand-painted genetically-engineered blue E. coli bacteria.  It's been great to read how someone with a bit more artistic-remove describes our work -- check our her two posts from our festival week here. 

Thank you so much for all your help and spirited words Molly! Stay tuned for pictures of finished work soon to come...