Image of the Week #91, May 14th, 2013:
From: Slippin’ and Slidin’ – Guest Post by Michele Banks at Symbiartic.
Source: Michele Banks at Etsy.
Is this slime mold? Intestinal microvilli? A coral reef?
Science artist Michele Banks created this mesmerizing pattern while experimenting with ink and water on a mylar surface, noting a resemblance to a ciliate protist. Her experiment is all and none of these things. As in the best of abstract art, the image leaves the the viewer to her own interpretation.