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Carla Stehr - Microscape 3

Carla Stehr - Microscape 3

Artist Statement: Microscopes manipulate light so that we can visualize objects far too small for our unaided eyes to see.  Electron microscopes use television-like technology to convert electrons to light.  This piece is inspired by a pattern of microscopic ridges seen on the back of a spider with a scanning electorn microscope. Without this manipulation of light, we would never know that incredibly beautiful microscopic patterns exist in unexpected places.

Materials & Techniques: Cotton fabric and wool batting were free motion stitched with white cotton thread.  Multiple layers of fabric paint and water soluble colored pencil were applied after stitching.

Dimensions: 31" x 23"

Photographer: Carla Stehr