Martha Casanave

Explorations Through a Fabricated Microscope:
A Compendium of Tears, and Other Things

2016

This work was inspired by 19th century photomicrography. Below are two examples.
On the right is Charles Dodgson's (Lewis Carroll's) portrait of his aunt with a microscope done in 1859.

Left: collecting tears in tiny glass vials.

Right: transferring tear to microscope slide.


Anatomy of a Tear, No. 932

Anatomy of a Tear, No. 1012

Anatomy of a Tear, No. 940

Anatomy of a Tear, No. 850

Anatomy of a Tear, No. 908

Anatomy of a Tear, No. 957

Anatomy of a Tear, No. 942

Anatomy of a Tear, No. 980

Anatomy of a Tear, No. 1005

Filaments

Single Egg

Eggs in Sperm Cloud, No. 10

Nascent Life Forms, No. 4

Nascent Life Forms, No. 6

Vermiform Life, No. 7

Large Cliché Verre Images


2012 -
25"x30"

2012
- 25"x30"

2012
- 25"x30"

2012 - 30"x25"

2012 - 25"x30"

2012 - 25"x30"

2016 - 25"x30"

2016 - 25"x30"

2016 - 25"x30"

 

 

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