Petri Dish Paintings Mimic Colorful Microscopic Cells

San Francisco-based artist Klari Reis takes key aspects from science and painting, and merges them to form these colorful Petri dish paintings. Each painting is a visual representation of microscopic cellular reactions, installed in circular or amoebic clusters that contain combinations of 150, 60, or 30 plastic dishes. Reis says she blends the two fields as a means “for curiosity and exploring and documenting the natural and unnatural world with a sense of wonder and hope.”

In her 20’s, Reis was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and, as a result, she was required to undergo a number of tests. During that time, she became interested in the interactions that her blood had with various chemicals in Petri dishes and pursued that interest through studies and experimentation. Her artwork has developed into an exploration of colors and textures that emerge from the interactions between dyed plastic-epoxy polymer. The process is extremely hazardous, but the results are incredibly unpredictable chemical reactions that mimic what you might see in a chemistry lab.

Klari Reis’ website
via [Cheezburger]

January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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