Painting with Microbes

Grace Mikkelsen F03

My artistic intent was to create a leaf, because we are coming spring season when leaves reappear. I love creating “natural” looking art with mediums that are nature themselves.

I used Eosin methylene blue agar which is both a differential and selective media. The blue agar color appeared to have remained the same hue. A fair amount of condensation did form on the plate, making it almost look like dew drops on the leaf.

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