155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the Phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation.
Artist & Illustrator:
Graphite and Acrylic on Paper
18.5” x 14.5”
|—||Voltaire- Encyclopedia of Wit and Wisdom|
Oil on Canvas
120 cm x 150 cm
A broken piece of diatom frustule, showing the interior of the areolae and sieve membranes. I’m fascinated by the patterning of the pores in the frustule, which in this case appear to have a fractal property with two iterations. The smallest of these pores are 20 nanometers in diameter, as wide as ten strands of DNA placed side by side. How are these pores constructed with such precision, and what purpose do they serve? I would like to be able to answer these questions…