Root studies with camera lucida

Root studies with camera lucida

Inkjet photographs

10” x 10”

2017

 

 

Root studies with camera lucida  depict miniscule portions of the roots and clinging soil of Tallgrass Prairie plants.  My “interaction” with the plant specimens occurred with the help of a microscope and an historic optical device: a camera lucida.  Two images (one of the roots as seen through the microscope, and one of my hand moving, elsewhere) were superimposed to create a live double-exposure.