Artist Klaus Kemp borrows a Victorian-era technique to create mesmerizing patterns.
From Atlas Obscura:
Algae kaleidoscopes were among the many creatively biological ways that Victorian scientists entertained themselves. Using the end of a piece of hair, they moved tiny single-celled algae known as diatoms on a slide, arranging them into beautiful, symmetrical patterns that amused wealthy amateur naturalists at social gatherings.
Now, one artist in England, Klaus Kemp, continues this Victorian art of diatom arrangement.
“The first time I saw a diatom, I was 16,” Kemp says in the video by Matthew Killip. “It was love at first sight.”
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