Anna Dumitriu: Plate Flora

 
  • ©2005, Anna Dumitriu

Artist(s):


Title:


    Plate Flora

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2005

Medium:


    Lightjet print

Size:


    16 inches x 20 inches

Category:



Artist Statement:


    I have been working in collaboration with scientists for over eight years, and over that time, I have become increasingly fascinated by microscopy and in particular bacterial life. Pathogenic bacteria have shaped the history of the world through plague and pestilence, but their non-pathogenic bacteria relatives help us in our everyday lives to perform mundane tasks such as digesting food. It is even suspected
    that mitochondria (the powerhouses in the heart of our cells) may even be bacteria that formed asymbiotic relationship with their host at the early stages of evolutionary development. I am currently working on a major project entitled Normal Flora, looking at the unseen microbial life that shares our world, and I am developing a performance-based installation piece. These Normal Flora prints have a paint-like quality that relates closely to my earlier work.