Yup. It’s exactly what you think it is. It’s bacteria. To be exact, this piece was inspired from a close up look at the salmonella and ecoli bacteria.
Rogan Brown plays with the architecture of nature and organic growth, and in each of his pieces he creates bold works which are defined, designed and identified by patterns and motifs that occur in the natural world. Both in different contexts and at different scales, both macroscopic and microscopic, Rogan has have developed an aesthetic vocabulary that is translated into a different medium used to construct hybrid sculptural forms, half real, half surreal.
An intimate look at his pieces makes you impatience and we couldn’t even imagine cutting sheet after sheet of paper with a scalpel and the repeated process is enough to drive anyone mad. But when asked why he chose paper as his medium his explanation was sharp, as he says, ” [It] embodies the paradoxical qualities that we see in nature: its fragility and durability, its strength and delicacy.”
See more of his work here.