Cellular Islands

by Micronaut

Congress Center Basel Science Serie
Cellular Islands
"Cellular Islands is perhaps my most delightful portrait of human cells. I find the precision with which these cells extend over "hills and valleys" without coming into contact with neighbouring cells quite amazing. The perspective is reminiscent of an aerial photograph and gives the image excerpt a majestic calm, of the kind that is only found remote from civilisation today, such as in the endless expanse of the sea. The dramatic portrayal of the structures that are laid bare takes what is essentially a factual depiction of nature out of the realm of scientific observation and gives it over to purely artistic and pleasurable use. The work was created in cooperation with the young molecular geneticist, Dr. Stefan Weis, from the Center for Biomedicine (CBM) at the University of Basel. The Basel University Hospital (Pathology Department) and the School for Life Sciences at the FHNW were similarly involved. And, by the way, there are still no details to be found in the scientific literature of the magnificent projections of these cells..." – Martin Oeggerli | www.micronaut.ch