Diatoms are single-celled algal organisms, that are some of the most ecologically significant and abundant, and are also some of the most distinctive, displaying beautiful, natural forms, thanks to their cell walls made of silica. UK-based microbiological artist and “diatomist” Klaus Kemp has been working with these microscopic forms for years, arranging diatoms into fabulous microscopic patterned artworks. At age 16, he saw his diatom and since then he has dedicated his life to discovering, collecting and artistically (damm delicate as well) mounting diatoms on slides.
What Kemp has showed us isn’t just a typical lab class looking under the microscope. He has shown us a world much bigger, more amazing, more fantastical than us is happening under our noses.
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