Art is a personal composition of the reality that surrounds us and artist/scientist Casey Cripe’s work takes that concept to a crazy intricate level. Each piece is a map of the exploration of life, self and the universe. His ability to capture the beauty of anatomical figures and scientific complexities result in an imaginative juxtaposition of the surreal and hyper-real.
The plumbing of plants.
Vascular plants (including flowering plants and trees) use specialized vessels to transport water and dissolved substances to and from every leaf, flower and root. Pictured here are a series of astounding stained microscope slides depicting cross-sections of plant stems; the darker lines are the walls of vertical, hollow columns in which water makes its journey around plants thereby allowing chemical reactions and life itself to take place.
Microscopy and photography by Eckhard Völcker; definitely worth a visit.
My findings from the beach! (Praia de Miramar)
Bajan ackee, Guinep, Quenepa, whatever you want to call it
Crystalline phenacyl chloride - aka Mace/Tear Gas
Some of the crystal photomicrographs of structures are deceptively beautiful or elegant. Not this one. This one looks as brutal as the chemical when it’s used.
Homeless mom prepares her daughter for school, India. Photo By Gautam Basu.