Watercolour on paper. Varnished with archival ketone resin.
19.5" x 19.5" (Framed)
Xylem is an organic imagining that references a plant organ that is partially responsible for its capillary action to transport water. Its visceral, slightly grotesque-looking imagery is meant to evoke comparison between human and plant vascular systems.
My abstractions aim to monumentalize the microscopic through research and observation of hobby-grown cultures in my studio. I am interested in microbiology and objects whose existences are invisible to the naked eye. I explore microscope imagery of single-celled organisms, bacterium, viruses, and fungus, which are then conceptualized into abstractions that nuance representation.