Meet the Microbes

The real stars of this artwork are the living microbial organisms. They create the eye-catching patterns and colours merely by doing what they do best, namely growing and dividing. In one sense, the human contribution to the creation of this art is simply to channel the normal biological activities of these prolific organisms. The following species have been used in the art featured here:




Interested in reading more about microbes?

microcosmMicrocosm by Carl Zimmer

INGMARMarch of the Microbes by John Ingraham