The Miniscule and Monumental

The Miniscule and Monumental strain of artwork stems from the joy of being immersed in landscape. Contributing to this sense of joy is an awareness of the wonderful diversity and uniqueness of organisms in a landscape and a realization of the remarkable interconnection among organisms, including myself. Visual evidence of this interconnection is contained in the repeated patterns discernable in both microscopic and macroscopic imagery. Aesthetically and conceptually, I am interested in an image that offers slippage between the macro and the micro. For example, the structures of plant cells bear semblance to the cells of a honeycomb. The fact that one image can link many different entities together, like two mirrors reflecting onto each other, brings my mind to the profound and infinite. Utilizing scanning electron microscope images, which have been provided courtesy of Sue Eder, technician of the scanning electron microscope at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, I have produced art which stimulates the mind to stretch and to see beyond the apparent.