Photo Credit: Gemma Angel
This image is one of a series of thirty prints produced using two different kinds of Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The images taken are of highly magnified sections of painted canvas, and so in a sense, could be called paintings. Due to the absence of light in the imaging process, the coloured paint appears monochrome, revealing instead topographically contrasted images. Each image in the series is available in limited edition of 25, the price quoted applies to one print. This work is the result of a collaboration with an Electron Optics scientist, Dr. Eric Condliffe, based at The University of Leeds. The aim was to explore the links between art and science, photography and painting, focusing upon the materiality of the art object. The scale bar at the bottom of each print provides an indication of the size of objects contained within the image. These vary from print to print depending upon the degree of magnification involved, but it is always measured in microns (um). 1000um is equivalent to 1 millimetre.
29.5cm x 41.5cm
Painted canvas, scanning electron microscope, photographic prints
Multiples & editions