Life in the Field of Death 1

Made in Collaboration with Dr Lynn Fenstermaker, the work shows a microscope image of Microcoleus vaginata which is growing in the soils of the Nevada Nuclear Test site where 100 atmospheric bombs were tested. Next to it is an image from space of the that same test site. Microcoleus vaginata is a cyanobacteria, which were the first organisms to convert CO2 into Oxygen, paving the way for life on the planet.

Inkjet print, ed 3/6  410 x 610 mm.

Collection Nevada Museum of Art and Desert Research Institute, Reno

Life in the Field of Death 1 | 2008 | Photoworks, Prints | Media: | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,