Emiliania coccolithophore

The imagery of life beneath the microscope lends itself so beautifully to mosaic form. Optical filters are remnants from the oceanographic industry and generated the color palette for this piece (Emiliana Coccolithophore). Aqua blues and greens feel right for such studies from the sea.


October 9, 2012

Artist statement — Ella Rhoades.
I went literal in my interpretation of Angelicque White’s photographs. The imagery of life beneath the microscope lends itself so beautifully to mosaic form. Optical filters are remnants from the oceanographic industry and generated the color palette for this piece (Emiliana Coccolithophore). Aqua blues and greens feel right for such studies from the sea.

Corvallis, Oregon 2012

For other works submitted to the Art of Plankton show, see Forms from the Sea.

Emiliania Coccolithophore — eukaryotic alga encased in calcium carbonate
Emiliania Coccolithophore — eukaryotic alga encased in calcium carbonate
Florisphaera profunda, a common coccolithophore
Florisphaera profunda, a common coccolithophore
Radiolaria
Radiolaria

CATEGORIES: Healthy Planet Marine Studies Initiative