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by Kate Solbakk
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Purchase a tote bag featuring the digital art "Tiny Tragedy" by Kate Solbakk. Our tote bags are made from soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric and include a 1" black strap for easy carrying on your shoulder. All seams are double-stitched for added durability. Each tote bag is machine-washable in cold water and is printed on both sides using the same image.
This illustration is based on an incredible video captured by James Weiss (Find him on Youtube and Instagram: Jam's Germs). The video shows the final... more
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This illustration is based on an incredible video captured by James Weiss (Find him on Youtube and Instagram: Jam's Germs). The video shows the final desperate moments of a protozoa in the genus Blepharisma before it disintegrates and fades away. The inspiration video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bj6SqgT4SQ
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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