Decaying plants captured with a Scanning Electron Microscope.

“Withered plant”

This is a collection of images taken with a Scanning Electron Microscope that depict the cycle of life in nature.

There lies an even deeper natural world in each and every small plant that we see every day in nature. These plants repeat the cycle of birth and death in perpetuity. Though unseen by the naked eye, this cycle is host to a range of expressions, rich activity, and a sense of motion. The Scanning Electron Microscope used to produce the images has a higher resolution than traditional optical microscopes, showing the structure of plants in extremely fine detail.
In the near future, these works will be exhibited outdoors, on the faces of buildings. By exhibiting images of the flora growing near those installation sites and turning that subject matter into large murals, I hope to bring the everyday, yet majestic, natural world into the forefront and invite viewers to see how plants are another living being with which we coexist.
Captured size: width 0.6~5mm.
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4_WitheredPlant_width6m

12_WitheredPlant_width1.9mm

11_WitheredPlant_width4.2mm

10_WitheredPlant_width1.2mm

9_WitheredPlant_width1.8mm

8_WitheredPlant_width3mm

7_WitheredPlant_width1.9mm

6_WitheredPlant_width2.4mm

5_WitheredPlant_width2.4mm

4_WitheredPlant_width6m

3_WitheredPlant_width0.64mm

2_WitheredPlant_width2.4mm

1_WitheredPlant_width1.2mm

About the Author

Edin Chavez
Travel junkie, animal lover, troublemaker, daydreamer and a bit obsessed with my camera. Addicted to documentaries, coffee, hot sauce, and blue cheese.
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