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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.