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Amazing Paper Sculptures of Microbes

Just saw some of  Rogan Brown's amazing paper sculptures of microbes. He designs, then cuts by hand or laser thousands of paper microorganisms, including tree moss, cell structures, bacteria, coral, and diatoms. Absolutely gorgeous! From :

Paper Life – The artist Rogan Brown cuts thousands of microorganisms in paper

The following article was from April 2015, and it described the work of various artists contributing to a permanent exhibit of the human microbiome. Go to the article and check out the various fascinating artworks. From Wired (UK edition): Eden Project's 'Human Biome' is a gross, musical microbe showcase

The great domed biomes of the Eden Project are to play host to a new permanent exhibition that will focus on one of nature's most important and complex ecosystems: the human body. Invisible You: The Human Biome will explore the community of microbes that live in and on each and every one of us. Artistic and interactive displays will show bacteria, fungi and viruses, with 11 artists commissioned to create works for the exhibition.

"These trillions of microbes outnumber our cells ten to one and, in the main, work together to keep us healthy -- whether it’s the bacteria in the gut helping to digest our food or the microbes on our skin working to keep it soft. This fascinating new exhibition is one of the most compelling and important we have ever staged," said Jo Elsworthy, the Eden Project's interpretation director. Among the artists commissioned to create work for the exhibition is Rogan Brown, who creates beautifully intricate, hand-cut paper artworks, including microbes. 

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