Diatomoramas

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DIATOMORAMAS

“In 1992, I created the first of what was to become a body of work inspired by an ancient circular art form, the mandala. Learn more about the series...

Using Florida imagery, I named this series Floridala. To date, I have created 143 cut paper Floridalas; each very different from the other.

Interested in microscopy, I stumbled upon the works of artists from the 1800’s who manipulated diatoms by using a single hair and a microscope to form intricately patterned mandalas and other designs. Thus, the tiniest of artworks were created, viewed with the aid of a microscope. Combining experiences, I am creating circular works based on diatoms discovered in local waters; the Diatomorama Series begins!”

Diatomorama-Illustration-for-announcement-2015©-B.-Appleton

All the images in the Diatomorama series are inspired by micrographs collected by the artist from the Apalachicola River and Bay Estuary. The piece (shown underway) is a watercolor cut paper assemblage.

 

These circular works are 25″ x 25″ watercolor cut paper assemblages and are available for purchase.

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