Bumper Moons (Experiment 8) (Third Prize)
Louisa Willis ’17
Department of Art and Archaeology, Program in the Visual Arts
This photo is the culmination of two artistic experiments. The first is about exploring how different materials project on an overhead projector, over time, as the temperature gradually increases. In this case the materials were petri dishes containing agar and bacteria samples. The second is exploring how black-and-white film images taken with color filters on the lens appear when they are layered in color channels. This photo is composed of two different black-and-white negatives of bacteria samples on agar in petri dishes (shot with colored filters on the camera lens). The negatives were then scanned and then digitally stacked on top of each other in color channels on the computer.