Tuesday, 29 March 2011

micropaintings



really I care...

A series of messages left by an imaginary carer, and the person she cares for. The idea is that you don't always know which is which...

If any of these are your house, please don't think it is anything particularly to do with you, I'm hoping it speaks to a universal experience of domestic work and caring relationships.










Saturday, 26 March 2011

orange cat as a unit of measurement


There you go. Think it'll catch on in the way that say, tennis courts or baby's-arm-holding-an-apple did?

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Capillary action paintings

More little tiny paintings close up.
I'm looking at what watercolour paint does at a microscopic level because I think it has things to tell me about what water does with stuff at a microscopic level and therefore I can find out a little bit more about what's going on in and around me.
That's all very well, I hear you say, but when is Kelly going to do something about her cellulite? Or Paris Hilton?
I'm afraid I can't answer that, I don't know either Kelly or Paris Hilton, though I do know Wolverhampton Travelodge.
I put the picture of the cat sitting on the painting to give a sense of scale, but I dont know how much that helps, as you have no idea how truly gigantic the cat is.



some yoghurt

It claimed to be bio-live, and so it was.
Yum.


Friday, 18 March 2011

it came from outa face: planet sinusitis from the neb nebula

Yes it's just a bit of snot. I was going to Gram stain it to see if there was anyone there I could add to my Forever Freinds Commensals Corner but it started to crystallise so beautifully and look like some citadel that was built by an ancient and superior civillization that got subsequently wiped out by a horde of rampaging savages armed with a combination of guns, soil-depleting monocultures, sexually transmitted diseases, gene patents, Keynsian economics, racism, mechanically recovered meat products, punitive laws, pesticides, badly-conceived irrigation systems and high culture ...







living o'er t' brush

more from the hack-o-scope, this is a size 0000 prolene brush.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

It's as exciting as watching paint dry

Yup, it's a real-time video of paint drying.

"Dim the lights! Order a pizza! Crack open a tinny and settle down to watch this breathless romp through the world of brownian motion!" (Hannibal Snodgrass, Particle Monthly)

video

Saturday, 12 March 2011

pip pip

Playing about with lighting microscope slides in different ways. This is a bit of dried out old strawberry left over from some work I was doing with Liz Tainsh last year.






Wednesday, 9 March 2011

the crop of the pick


Here's some of my very own nose flora.

Thanks to Dr. James Price for this fascinating cultural experience.

hack-o-scope

Thanks to Andy Gracie for sharing his Hackteria knowledge of how to make a video microscope out of a PS3 camera at the Laboratory Life project in Brighton.

Here's mine, I took up his suggestion of using Little Lego Men.

Little Lego Me's, what's more, complete with painting dungarees and true-to-life physiognamies.

















Also here the first stills from the hack-0-scope, showing a Daphnia in a variety of different lights.