TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Inspiration for Fiber Artists: Microscopic Images

Clutch of  butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant

A friend sent me an email with these photos.  I usually roll my eyes when forwarded junk comes in, but I really liked these and thought they would be great inspiration for fiber artists.  They are from the book, "Microcosmos" by Brandon Brill of London.

An ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip

Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin

The surface of a strawberry

Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue

Human sperm (spermatozoa)

Nylon hooks and loops of Velcro

Household dust: includes long hairs of cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers,
serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, and plant and insect remains

The weave of nylon stocking fibers

The head of a mosquito

Head louse clinging to a human hair

Mushrooms spores


1 comment:

  1. Thanks Rachel -- I don't think I needed to see some of those!


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