8.00" x 10.00"
10.00" x 12.00"
Phacus Portrait Poster
by Kate Solbakk
Phacus Portrait by Kate Solbakk - 8" x 10"
Archival Matte Paper
Rolled in a Tube
Phacus Portrait poster by Kate Solbakk. Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
Phacus is a type of freshwater protozoa that uses chloroplasts like plants to make its own food, giving it a beautiful green colour. The red eyespot... more
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Phacus is a type of freshwater protozoa that uses chloroplasts like plants to make its own food, giving it a beautiful green colour. The red eyespot helps it find light to use for energy, and it uses its whip-like flagellum to swim to it. The outer part of the cell is rigid, and the cell has a flattened and twisted shape that reminds me of a delicate glass sculpture.
About Kate Solbakk
My goal is to inspire curiosity by imagining how microscopic creatures might look if we could see them in their natural habitats, and view them as amazing wildlife rather than "specimens" in a laboratory. Many of us are unsettled by the thought of invisible microscopic life forms all around us, so I try to balance the "ick factor" by showing that these creatures can be beautiful. The microscopic world is truly fantastic and offers a lot of inspiration for fantasy themes, which you will see in some of my more playful work like the hookah-smoking tardigrade inspired by the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland. I hope my art can help bring us a little bit closer to the mysterious world of microbiology that is the foundation for all our...
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