Swarms in a Lab

First Day- First WallI was commissioned to complete 3 wall drawings for a Tristan Ursell’s laboratory¬† at the University of Oregon! The lab will be studying bacterial collective swarming behavior, so it was agreed upon that the work would relate to that through visual systems. The three different walls will explore three visual systems inspired by collective swarming behavior; Paenibacillus colonies, slime molds, and murmurations.

The image above is progress from the first day. It is the beginning of a visually inspired Paenibacillus colony.

Reference image below:

image of Paenibacillus. Credit: Eshel Ben-Jacob and Inna Brainis

Image of Paenibacillus. Credit: Eshel Ben-Jacob and Inna Brainis