Mixed Media Artist Paints Bacteria on Glass Petri Dishes
Washington, DC-based artist Michele Banks creates a contemporary mixed media series that focuses on bringing art and science together in a creative format. She has drawn original watercolor paintings encased in resin on glass petri dishes which have been mounted on aluminium plates on the wall.
In a tribute to the scientific contributions made by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC, Banks has exhibited her work to support the cause of climate change. The glass petri dishes are representative of science which nurtures life and growth, similar to the process of culture growth on the petri dishes in scientific experiments. One of the looming global crisis is climate change, and through her creative art, Banks displays a colorful reminder of how small and insignificant the earliest life forms began yet their unparalleled significance in helping science save lives.
You can find her innovative series in her Etsy shop!