the crazy beautiful world of micro: the art is already there

Sometimes people ask me where I find inspiration for my work.  My answer depends on the day, but a foolproof source of fascination for me lies in the world of the tiny, complex, bizarre stuff you see when looking through a microscope.  In my opinion, there's no end to the inspiration you can find all around you.  In the words of the Bavarian scientist-artist (in the last video of this post) puts it, "The art is already there."


To that end, here are a few odds and ends that I recommend checking out to fuel up on inspiration this year:




Heaven and Earth: Unseen by the Naked Eye

$27 on Amazon

stunning book of micro and macro fullspread photographs





Pocket Microscope (perfect for the artist / scientist / naturalist of any age)

$6.50 on Amazon




Micro Empire from Clemens Wirth on Vimeo.




Larva pelagosfera from Alvaro Migotto on Vimeo.