Epidermal cells

a journey through flower petals

Still life with flowers on a marble table revisited
with A. Parisotto, 2021

100 x 100 cm
Digital imaging
Printed on aluminum

Faculté des sciences et de médecine | Institut Adolphe Merkle
University of Fribourg
Chemin des Verdiers 4 | CH-1700 Fribourg

Soft Matter Physics Group

Hortensia petal

25 x 35 cm
Drawing on paper

Galerie Ruine
with Visart genève

Intentionally creating a topsy-turvy journey through the rifts, valleys, and mountains of epidermal cells, so unbelievably small, I painstakingly inserted nano images measuring approximately 20 μm, in to the flowers I photographed with a macro lens.

Imagine a landscape of one million mountains covering a single rose petal of 2x2cm2 —  where an atom to a rose cell is the equivalent to a hedgehog to Mont Blanc!

The first composition is a close reproduction, of “Still Life with Flowers on a Marble Tabletop”, an oil painting by the Dutch artist, Rachel Ruysch, 1716, (collection of the Rijks Museum, Amsterdam).