First Life


First Life was inspired by the sum of the microscopic processes that gave rise to the momentous—LUCA, the Last Universal Common Ancestor of all life. The work is an intricate collage of scanning electron microscope images from my research, reconfigured create a conceptual vista of the scientific story of creation while giving reverence to the actual materials of Earth (fragments of feldspar, volcanic glass, and clays) that played a role in creating an environment for life to begin (represented by the single bacterium). 

Fabricated as a digital image, the work may be modified as new scientific discoveries are made that may change this view of the world.






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