Studio Sixty Six
Periodontitis: S. Mutans

Periodontitis: S. Mutans


Painting: oil on canvas and varnished with damar resin.

54 x 54in. / 137.16 x 137.16cm 


Artist’s Insight:
This painting was made during research involving the observation and cultivation of bacteria sourced from my own body. The work is an imagining of the various processes involved with tooth decay, when one has an unusually high concentration of the S. Mutans bacteria in their oral cavity.

"My work relies on simulating multi-cellular structures within the means of my own conceptualization.  I disregard accuracy to allow myself to paint luscious glazes of colour that evoke a sense of familiarity while still reading as abstract painting technique."